Opinion: Senior Defense Officials, Both Present And Past, Need To Stay The Hell Out Of This Election

The Deep State must be absolutely terrified that President Trump just might once again, pull a rabbit out of his combover. As any American with at least a 7th grade understanding of our Constitution knows, what is currently playing out is a lawful exercise of the procedures for contesting a Presidential election…at least from the President’s side. Point of fact, this is not the first time a party or parties has contested the award of Presidential Electors.


Democrats have a history of challenging Presidential electors. In Bush v Gore, former Vice President Gore took his challange all the way to the United States Supreme Court, before finally being slapped down. In two more recent elections, Bush v Kerry and Trump v Clinton, legislators challenged state selected Electors. Congress as a whole, quickly death with the challange, but that doesn’t obviate the obvious hypocrisy of some of those same legislators decrying President Trump’s legal efforts to prevent the open and notorious theft of this election. Point of fact, there have been at least 5 prior Presidential elections that Congress has had to get involved to one degree or another, in order to select a U.S. President.

In other words, President Trump’s actions are nothing out of the ordinary…unless of course you count a Republican refusing to lie down and accept obvious corruption. Come to think of it, that just might be the reason for what just happened. As reported by the Communist/Clinton News network:

All 10 living former US defense secretaries declared that the US presidential election is over in a forceful public letter published in The Washington Post on Sunday as President Donald Trump continues to deny his election loss to Joe Biden.

The letter — signed by Dick Cheney, James Mattis, Mark Esper, Leon Panetta, Donald Rumsfeld, William Cohen, Chuck Hagel, Robert Gates, William Perry and Ashton Carter — amounts to a remarkable show of force against Trump’s subversion efforts just days before Congress is set to count Electoral College votes.

“Our elections have occurred. Recounts and audits have been conducted. Appropriate challenges have been addressed by the courts. Governors have certified the results. And the electoral college has voted. The time for questioning the results has passed; the time for the formal counting of the electoral college votes, as prescribed in the Constitution and statute, has arrived,” the group wrote.


Read: All 10 living former defense secretaries declare election is over in forceful public letter

I have two major observations. First of all, the establishment must be flat out terrified that President Trump just might pull this off. They must be aware that if he does, then the follow on investigations will likely reveal a breadth and scope of criminality, sedition and outright venality that will make the movie, Seven Days In May, look like ordinary and lawful change in administrations.

Read: 7 or 8 Days in May

Read: 9 Days in November (7 Days in May REDUX)

The Deep State, The D.C. Establishment or whatever else you want to call it, is pulling out all the stops to gaslight Trump supporters into rolling over and “accepting the inevitable.” I have news for them, we ain’t rolling over. We will resist until the Inauguration. After that, we will resist some more. Part of that involves calling out those who may have been once respected, but now have publicly positioned themselves as the pusillanimous poltroons they obviously were all along.

That brings me to my second observation regarding this damned-near-seditious act by former Secretaries of Defense. Let me say straight up, these former officials are flat out wrong on the substance of their letter, especially regarding two of their assertions:

Appropriate challenges have been addressed by the courts.

This is false to fact. More pointedly, this is a flat out lie. It is the refusal of the courts, severally and at multiple levels, to actually hear evidence and demand “discovery,” that is at the heart of all the angst. The courts have failed to address this, stalling in hope that action can be delayed long enough that the cases will become moot, overcome by events (OBE). This is gaslighting of the worst sort, by folks once trusted, who should know better.


The time for questioning the results has passed

That is also false to fact. “The time for questioning,” isn’t over until Inauguration. That’s what’s known as a fact, a fact supported by the Constitution along with several historical examples. Any other statement, is blatant gaslighting, an attempt to steamroll opposition.

This isn’t the first time one of the signatories has publicly erred on substance. This isn’t the first time that General/Secretary Mattis has gotten constitutional issues flat out wrong. Back in June, General Mattis saw fit to insert himself in a legal, proper and absolutely constitutional decision President Trump made to disperse violent criminals from a certain area in Washington, DC. Said criminals had already set “The President’s Church,” on fire. From the article:

Then, retired Marine Corps General Mattis does something I would never have thought a Flag Officer of serious distinction would ever do, he attempts to pawn an untruth off on the American People by saying (emphasis mine)

When I joined the military, some 50 years ago,” he writes, “I swore an oath to support and defend the Constitution. Never did I dream that troops taking that same oath would be ordered under any circumstance to violate the Constitutional rights of their fellow citizens—much less to provide a bizarre photo op for the elected commander-in-chief, with military leadership standing alongside.”

Read: Opinion: General Mattis Gets It Wrong

That’s just another example of public errors on substance that General Mattis has been involved in. I won’t even get into the sly innuendo Mattis snuck into his words, words that could imply support for a forcible removal of a sitting President. You can read the previous article and decide for yourself.


Now to the most egregious part. Just where in the hell, do these Defense Department has-beens gain any moral authority whatsoever, to opine on the conduct of a U.S. election? The only thing that should be coming out of their mouths, is words to the effect of, The Military Forces of these United States have no authority whatsoever in the conduct of any election. Period.

I understand that the majority of those signatories have spent their lives as political hacks. I get that. Like the proverbial scorpion who stung the frog, after the frog carried him across the stream, they are gonna do what they do. I expect much better out of a man such as General Mattis.

When I was on Active Duty, serving the first of multiple tours in Southwest Asia, then Colonel Mattis, already had one helluva reputation of a no-nonsense combat leader. Sadly, this latest soirée into partisan politics has once again diminished his stature among those who once admired him. This is what happens when the Defense Department, even its former leadership, and especially senior officers involve themselves in political chicanery.

Finally, a reminder…we must keep up the pressure. The fact that the left is pulling out all the stops to gaslight us, even stooping to suborning former military leaders, shows they are scared of what still remains to be discovered. Stay tuned.


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