The Deep State is in deadly fear of retribution if Trump is elected once again in November. The thing that I find amusing is that NBC uses the name Deep State, admitting that it exists. NBC makes the claim that they are doing this to keep Trump from being a dictator. What would he do? Force everyone to wear a mask? Buy an electric car? Shut down businesses all across the country? Make people get rid of their gas stoves and hot water tanks? Replace their gas furnaces?
Pay for millions of illegal aliens? Arrest and imprison people for decades for standing outside the Capitol? Force the ci6tizens to shoot up and experimental drug whose side effects include death? Any president who would do these things is indeed a dictator. Wouldn’t you agree?
According to NBC, key players in this scenario includes Democracy Forward and Protect Democracy, far-left organizations with histories of challenging Trump’s administration in court.And losing in court I might add.
NBC News reports:
Donald Trump is sparking fears among those who understand the inner workings of the Pentagon that he would convert the nonpartisan U.S. military into the muscular arm of his political agenda as he makes comments about dictatorship and devalues the checks and balances that underpin the nation’s two-century-old democracy.
A circle of appointees independent of Trump’s political operation steered him away from ideas that would have pushed the limits of presidential power in his last term, according to books they’ve written and testimony given to Congress. Most were gone by the end. In a new term, many former officials worry that Trump would instead surround himself with loyalists unwilling to say no.
Trump has raised fresh questions about his intentions if he regains power by putting forward a legal theory that a president would be free to do nearly anything with impunity — including assassinate political rivals — so long as Congress can’t muster the votes to impeach him and throw him out of office.
Now, bracing for Trump’s potential return, a loose-knit network of public interest groups and lawmakers is quietly devising plans to try to foil any efforts to expand presidential power, which could include pressuring the military to cater to his political needs.
Those taking part in the effort told NBC News they are studying Trump’s past actions and 2024 policy positions so that they will be ready if he wins in November. That involves preparing to take legal action and send letters to Trump appointees spelling out consequences they’d face if they undermine constitutional norms.
The NBC article paints a portrait of a left-wing plot to disrupt military allegiance to civilian control.
“Civilian control of the military is part of the bedrock foundation of American democracy. The democratic project is not threatened by the existence of a powerful standing military so long as civilian and military leaders — and the rank-and-file they lead — embrace and implement effective civilian control,” according to War on the Rocks.
“Civilian control is exercised within the executive branch for operational orders by the chain of command, which runs from the president to the civilian secretary of defense to the combatant commanders.”
Now, there is a concerted effort by a coalition of public interest groups and lawmakers to anticipate and thwart any attempts to “misuse” presidential powers.
This includes closely monitoring Trump’s policy statements and the interviews given by his allies to gauge the direction of a potential second Trump administration.