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Today, Tom Zawistowski, President of the TEA Party affiliated We the People Convention (WTPC) and Executive Director of the Portage County TEA Party, published a full page ad in the Washington Times newspaper demanding that President Trump Invoke limited Martial law in order to allow the U.S. Military to oversee a new free and fair federal election if Legislators, Courts and the Congress do not follow the Constitution.

Zawistowski said, “We wanted to express our concerns to the President, to the legislators, courts and Congress that We the People will NOT cede our exclusive Constitutional right to elect our Representatives to judges, lawyers, courts, Governors, Secretary’s of State, Congress, corrupt election officials and local politicians, the corrupt media – or Leftist threats of violence! It is OUR EXCLUSIVE RIGHT to elect our President and that sacred right has been infringed by the massive, planned, illegal election fraud conducted by corrupt Democrat/Socialist Party operatives across our nation to steal our vote. We will NOT stand for it.”

The Ad compares the Extraordinary Executive actions implemented by President Abraham Lincoln in his efforts to save the Union during the Civil War and the literal civil war that is dividing our nation today. Without full confidence that our courts or Congress will indeed follow the 12th Amendment of the Constitution and defend our electoral process, the ad calls upon President Trump, like Lincoln, to exercise the Extraordinary Powers of his office and declare limited Martial Law to temporarily suspend the Constitution and civilian control of these federal elections in order to have the military implement a national re-vote that reflects the true will of the people. Federal candidates only. Paper ballots. No computers. Hand-counted with both parties watching every vote. Only registered voters. Photo ID to prove residence.  . . .

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Exercising Extraordinary Authority in Defense of Our Vote
May be Required because Martial Law is better than Civil War!

In the months following the start of the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln struggled to preserve the Union. Many objected to Lincoln’s extraordinary use of Presidential authority, in particular his suspension of the right of “Habeas Corpus”. On June 12, 1863 Lincoln defended his extreme measures in a letter published in the New York Times. Citing Article I of the Constitution he argued: “Ours is a case of rebellion…in fact, a clear, flagrant, and gigantic case of rebellion; and the provision of the Constitution that ‘the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus shall not be suspended, unless when, in cases of rebellion or invasion, the public safety may require it’, is the provision which specifically applies to our present case.” Lincoln used the same reasoning in justifying a series of extraordinary Presidential Orders:

  • Lincoln ordered hundreds of Northern newspapers that spoke against him to be shut down and their owners and editors arrested.
  • Lincoln ordered the arrest of Ohio Congressman Clement Vallandigham for the crime of speaking out against him.
  • Chief Justice of the US Roger Taney ruled that Lincoln had violated the US Constitution when he illegally suspended the Writ of Habeas Corpus. After hearing this Lincoln signed an arrest warrant to have the Chief Justice of the U.S. arrested.
  • Lincoln ordered the arrest of thousands in Maryland for the crime of “suspected Southern sympathies” including ordering the arrest of US Congressman Henry May from Maryland. These people were arrested and held in military prisons, without trial, some of them for years.

While some debate these measures still today, no one disagrees that Lincoln and his use of Presidential power were responsible for saving the Republic. While History, and even former President Obama, has judged Lincoln as perhaps our greatest President, few would have agreed at the time he took those actions. Then, as now, a President with courage and determination was needed to preserve the Union. Today, the current threat to our United States by the international and domestic socialist/communist left is much more serious than anything Lincoln or our nation has faced in its history – including the civil war.

We have well-funded, armed and trained marxists in ANTIFA and BLM strategically positioned in our major cities acting openly with violence to silence opposition to their anti-American agenda. Attacking federal buildings and police, cowardly punching innocent people in the back of the head, assaulting people just eating in restaurants, and burning minority-owned businesses to the ground. All with elected officials in Democrat/Socialist-controlled cities openly encouraging this planned violence against civilians and businesses. Then, to advance their cause, these socialists are acting to “Defund the Police,” creating chaos and suspending the rule of law that protects millions of average, and particularly minority, Americans. The results being massive increases in violent crime and deaths in our cities and the destruction of small businesses orchestrated by those politicians and leftist groups, many funded by domestic and international communists. We are literally under attack from within!

Then there are admitted Democrat/Socialist federal officials plotting to finish gutting the US Constitution after 100 years of trying. They promise to take away critical individual rights like free speech, religious freedom and the 2nd Amendment; destroy states rights by eliminating the electoral college and more; pack the Supreme Court with activist anti-constitutionalist judges who will make law from the bench; give the right to vote to tens of millions of non-Americans; and open our borders to more illegals which will reduce wages. No one voted for these things that were hidden from the majority of Americans by the corrupt media. Not only do we have corrupt media, like in Lincoln’s day, we have a new and more sinister form of media in Big Tech, actively censoring free speech and promoting leftist propaganda to blind our citizens to their real goals and the real consequences of their actions – the end of America as we have known it.

The Socialist Left has been openly working to destroy the United States since Obama promised and tried to “transform” America in 2008-16, and having been stopped by the will of the American people, they openly staged a four year long coup attempt to remove the duly elected President. Culminating in this corrupt and provably fraudulent current election planned to illegally and un-constitutionally deny the American people their most sacred honor, right and privilege – which is the right to elect their Representatives! How can we have a Representative Republic if we cannot hold fair elections to elect our Representatives? There is no doubt that this attempted stealing of these elections again “is a case of rebellion…in fact, a clear, flagrant, and gigantic case of rebellion” that requires exercising extraordinary authority to preserve our Union.

President Trump, you and every other official in our local, state and federal governments, and everyone in law enforcement and in our military have sworn an oath that says “I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.” It is time for everyone who swore that oath to act upon it. The enemies are within our gates and our Constitution and Nation are in real risk of being lost to this socialist/communist invasion unless you act decisively.

At least half of all Americans do not and will not accept this fraudulent election because of the eyewitness testimony, and the material, statistical and mathematical evidence of OVERWHELMING fraud. The other half will not accept the outcome if the courts see the evidence of fraud and rightfully overturn the election! The Left has literally been planning riots just for that occasion for months. We the People must not and WILL NOT cede our exclusive Constitutional right to elect our Representatives to judges, lawyers, courts, Governors, Secretary’s of State, Congress, corrupt election officials and local politicians, the corrupt media – or Leftist threats of violence! It is OUR EXCLUSIVE RIGHT to decide our Representatives not theirs! Therefore, We the People MUST demand a NEW and fair national vote, a vote that all Americans can trust and live by regardless of the winner! Without a fair vote, we fear, with good reason, the threat of a shooting civil war is imminent. Gun sales are at an all time high and 40% are first time gun owners looking to defend themselves, their property, and their rights. Therefore, Mr. President you must act now before there is no peaceful way left to preserve our Union.

When the legislators, courts and/or Congress fail to do their duty under the 12th Amendment, you must be ready Mr. President to immediately declare a limited form of Martial Law, and temporarily suspend the Constitution and civilian control of these federal elections, for the sole purpose of having the military oversee a national re-vote. A vote that assures a fair election in every jurisdiction and reflects the true will of the people. Federal candidates only. Paper ballots. No computers. Hand-counted with both parties watching every vote. Only registered voters. Photo ID to prove residence. Conducted safely with everyone wearing masks and six feet apart, just like we did in Ohio. Only then can the winning candidate be accepted as legitimate by a true majority of We the People who must give our consent to be justly governed! Unfortunately we are at a point where we can only trust our military to do this because our corrupt political class and courts have proven their inability to act fairly and within the law.

You must also act, like Lincoln did, to silence the destructive media’s one-sided propaganda designed and proven to influence the election outcome, and end the unlawful censorship of Big Tech, to restore the confidence of the American People in our electoral process or we cannot continue as a nation. Failure to do so could result in massive violence and destruction on a level not seen since the Civil War. Limited Martial Law is clearly a better option than Civil War!

Many will object to these actions, as they did in Lincoln’s day, but we assure you that We the People understand that no less action will suffice to prevent the loss of our Constitutional right to vote and preserve our Republic. It is time to honor your oath, Mr. President. It is time for you to boldly act to save our nation as Lincoln did. We the People will support a national re-vote. We will also have no other choice but to take matters into our own hands, and defend our rights on our own, if you do not act within your powers to defend us.

(Excerpt from We The People Convention. Article by Thomas R. Zawistowski. Photo Credit: White House Flickr.)

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stephen m mcnicholas
December 28, 2020

President Trump must invoke the Insurrection Act Now. This Republic is in jeopardy. Failure to act will result in the loss of this once great Country. Please sir listen to people who understand this. We supported you now you must support us. I am a combat veteran and retired law enforcement officer. I have seen the overwhelming evidence of voter fraud. You won this election period.

Janice B.
December 13, 2020

The President should invoke martial law to overturn the election he won……….

Elaine D
December 8, 2020

What a wonderful expression of confidence and support of our president! Kudos for the bold way in which they did it, too!
Though no one wants to see our country embroiled in civil war, there are many instances in life when unpleasant actions are required and surely we have reached the limit when our very form of government is at risk.
And it also serves as notice to those deceived by the left that there is no small number of patriots who will allow the socialists and their media to succeed in their plans! Brilliant!

O Father, you are the Righteous One, have mercy on us and our country. I thank you for preparing for us your man, Donald Trump, as our president for such a time as this. Never before have we seen a president so fearless and bold, so well loved by so many and so hated by such evil. I thank you for hearing our prayers for a president who loves America truly as we languished under poor leadership from both corrupt parties. I am grateful we now have a champion who fights for We the People. Thank you, Father, for being our help in time of need. I pray for President Trump, that you refresh him in your favor of peace, protection, strength and health. You give us such good gifts. I look with confidence for your mighty hand to move in this election. In Jesus’ precious name, amen.

Ellie Diegelmann
December 5, 2020

Hey, All,

In accordance with the very last line, following this article, am I the ONLY one who SIGNED the petition??? I HOPE NOT! Inarguably, prayer is absolutely vital. However, when God answers our prayers with tools to do our part (and so easily!!), then we MUST! Please everyone, even if you don’t wish to donate, PLEASE sign the petition to help empower its coordinators, the President and his entire legal team to do all of the other things that we either can’t or won’t. Please?!?! THANK you!

Ellie Diegelmann
December 5, 2020

Thank you, IFA, for providing this, and your many other valuable articles. I’ve signed the petition, read many of the related embedded links of extremely-informative and otherwise-censored news, donated to We The People of Ohio and will be sharing this article through e-mail and social media by copying and pasting its link. Hopefully, Facebook and Twitter will not detect it and remove it from those. Thanks again for all that you all at IFA always do. Keep safe, God bless and Godspeed! “See ya” Tuesday & Thursday on the 12:15 EST prayer teleconferences, praying for people, and issues, respectively. Prayerfully!

December 5, 2020

I agree that this is what needs to happen. It will spark a civil war. And we must be sure our military is supporting President Trump .

The word I believe I had before the election was that “Trump would win, but that there would be profound violence the like of which we have not experienced. Many people will die, and that the military would have to step in to protect President Trump.”

I pray that our militia (veterans) will also step in. Right now, people are such sheep they won’t even stop wearing masks.

I honestly think God is the only one who can turn this around, but I wonder how many of the Saints are still praying fervent prayers daily. I am continuing to pray and stand, trying to pray off the fear and discouragement the enemy is using to stop the prayers. PLEASE continue to pray with me.

At the conclusion of the Word I believe I recieved was … “and afterward there was revival the like of which this country has never known”.

We serve a God of miracles. Rest in Him and Pray.

Grace and Peace to you in the Name of Jesus, Janet

December 4, 2020

I have read the whole article and other references noted within the article. What I am going to express is my own personal feelings so bear with me as I continue………
As I was recollecting some events within the last few decades to current, some of these events I have seen, some I have read about in newspapers, some on social media, some on the televisions news, some I have heard by word of mouth. I am talking about the corruptions, the evil shenanigans that seems to be ongoing, removing God from everything, (little do they know they CAN NOT remove Him from everything), satan worshipping to include children sacrifices like in the days of Jezebel, etc., etc., the ball has been rolling and has gotten bigger and bigger and bigger to the point where our country is now being in the mist of evil take over. Because throughout the decades our leaders have decided for us that an evil system is good for America. So they established a wicked system of corruptions of all kinds and still on going, except that it is now hugh. So much wickedness in our country that we need to adhear to 2 chronological 7:14 as a nation, but how do you awaken the people that do not believe in God, especially those that only know wickedness and resist the TRUTH.
It is true, we the people have to take action, yes we pray for our leaders, we pray for America and we thank God for everything and that He has always watched over America and still is and always will, but to know now how our votes have been manipulated and to include the wickedness that has been continuing throughout the decades to current is enough to makes one scream “enough is enough!!!”
So, yes, I say the article was well said and straightforward. I support the recommendations, because for ONE thing I believe the way our governors are shutting down our states we are already in a partial evil socialistic country. “Do as I say, not as I do”. We say in the name of Jesus “Let my people go”
I believe our Father God is ready to come down (Psalm 18) to put an end to all this evil corruptions, because He sees our tears, He hears our cries and sees the suffering of His people.
By next month I have to say I have lost one whole year being in a shutdown. I feel like my rights were violated and they were, with all the shutdown mandates and the pandemic being used as a cover. I strongly believe there are a lot of lies connected to these shutdowns. I feel that strongly when I go before our Father God in prayer. I have prayed to have all the wickedness uncovered and for Him to bring down justice like a hammer. I believe He will bring justice and righteousness.
I can now somewhat identify with what my native people went through at the hands of evil wickedness. Today I feel like some of our own tribal leaders have been enchanted by all the wickedness and evil shenanigans. Some corruptions are starting to surface.
Because of the shutdowns (I’m sure some of you identify with my heart) I miss my family, I miss my grandchildren, I miss my great grandchild, I miss hearing their voices, their laughters, I miss our family celebrations, I miss all the holidays, did not celebrate Thanksgiving, now Christmas will be here soon, but our governor and our tribal president predicting shutdowns to continue into the new year. I miss my friends, I miss seeing the beauty of God’s creations, I miss church family, I miss seeing all the smiles on others faces, now I cannot see the beautiful smiles through those ridiculous masks. We have been in shutdowns after shutdowns in a state within a state. God help us.
President Trump you are a praying President and I believe you will hear from Father God and will follow through with His instructions. Amen.

    December 4, 2020

    De, thank you for sharing your heart. You touched mine. Cheering you on as you go through this time apart from your family. You are a mighty prayer warrior.

    December 5, 2020

    I am standing with you in prayer for our country. Your message is true, and encouraging. We serve a God of Miracles who is stronger and mightier than the enemy we are facing. Continue to pray. Grace and Peace to you in the Name of Jesus.

Kathi Dugan
December 4, 2020

Very interesting to me, today, that my daily reading fell in 1 Samuel 13 and part of 14. I find it interesting, because when Samuel did not come, in the time Saul expected him to, and all looked dire, Saul went ahead and made the move to offer a sacrifice, an action which was out of his ordained place to do. For that, he lost the inheritance of the kingdom, for his sons.
I can agree that there may come a time when it will be right for President Trump to instill martial law and I do believe it is good for him to know, when the time comes, that there will be a people backing him in this decision.
But I also believe that Trump is aware of all these things; He has a plan; and it is important not to make moves, before the right time. I believe, based on a writing by a former Fl. State Attorney General that, if the Supreme Court decides the election was fraudulent, they will either call a recount, disallowing unconstitutional mail in ballots among the count, or, the vote will go to the House/Congress. Due to the 12th Amendment of the Constitution, the members must vote on party lines. They have no choice. 30 States are held by Republicans; 19 by Democrats. It may be at this time, either as the results of the ordered election are becoming clear, or the vote in the Congress is decided, that Trump will move to martial law. I do believe Trump and his advisors, who are much more aware of the overall placement of things than we are, will know and make the move, within the right time. We must not be moved by what we know and see, to move rashly. We must not demand our leaders to move rashly. We must wait patiently, in faith. But, just as Saul later became inactive, when the time/situation called for faith in action and Jonathan stepped forward, in faith, to do what needed to be done,(14 :6), we will need to be in sync with God’s timing. We will need to be in sync, with those leaders handling this situation, and with one another, both in prayer and in action, every step of the way. God gave us leaders who are following His purposes and plans. We should not move ahead of them, or demand appropriate action from them, at an inappropriate moment. We need to let this play out, within the avenues written into our Constitution. I have seen the damage done when God’s people move ahead of Him. I am not opposed to martial law, when the time is right, and I believe Trump will know full well when that action necessary to call…I am just cautious about demanding certain actions, based on fear, before the time is right for them.

December 4, 2020

Americas Constitutional freedoms will be decimated under a Biden administration. Our nations Democracy and freedoms are under attack. With the most historic voter fraud ever in Americas history, our nation cannot move forward until the truth is allowed to be revealed and legal votes counted and illegal votes tossed out. Without this we will lose our Democracy. We will never have any trust or integrity in our electoral process going forward. Americans has always fought for our freedoms. Now we are in the greatest fight for freedom in our nation’s history. It truly is 1776 all over again. If our high courts fail, Marital Law may indeed be necessary, to protect all Americas Freedoms and our great Constitution, that is the envy of all the world. Great article on Tom Zawistowski and the Tea Party for calling on president Donald Trump to enact Martial Law and allow U.S. Military to oversee a new fair and free election if the courts, lawmakers and legislators fail to follow the Constitution for elections.

December 4, 2020

WHO TOLD YOU? That is the question God asked Adam and Eve in the Garden after they had sinned. Who told you you were naked?

This is becoming CRUCIAL in our land. The narrative of the “media” and certain government officials is starkly different than the truth.

Father God, in the coming days this will become the crucial question. Who told you there was fraud? Who told you that this particular piece of evidence is fraud? “Goverment Official So-and-So” said this was just normal operation. Every American must decide who to believe. I implore you, my God, to show yourself strong on our behalf in this desperate hour of need. I thank you for making the sun stand still so that the shadows could not shift and those in the dark are now being exposed. I thank you that the house that the fraudsters built on sand is falling down just as we prayed it would. The voice of the Lord shakes the Desert of Kadesh. You are speaking and the whole earth is shaking. Rotten apples are falling off of trees by the hundreds and we all better get a good sturdy helmet to protect our heads. I pray specifically for my friends and family who believe the mainstream media. Send forth your light and your truth into their minds, I pray. It’s about to get REAL (meaning truth will be undeniable). Make them ready for this, Lord. Thank you. In Jesus Name. Amen.

December 4, 2020

Lord God – we live in unprecedented times. There is do much confusion and turmoil.
We are truly grateful for the president, his unwavering courage and his ability to make tough, unpopular decisions that fly in the face of so-called experts. You placed our president in the position he has, showered him with your favor and gave him the strength to endure what most of us could never endure.
Now we ask again Lord that you would lead him to make the decisions that are best for our nation. We ask you to guide him what he must do to preserve our republic and the freedoms that were given to us by you Lord.
Provide our president with the wisdom of Solomon, the ongoing warrior spirit and heart of David, the faith of Abraham and the obedience of Moses to trust in your sovereign hand. Give him the discernment of Esther and the enduring spirit of Job.
We humbly ask that you would pour out your mercy on America, knowing full well we don’t deserve it.
Give favor and victory to the president and his legal team in the courts. Let your justice rule from heaven in our earthly courts. We stand in agreement as intercessors and bind the enemy Satan and his hordes from preventing the speedy and favorable decisions regarding the lawsuits. We decree that the election corruption will be fully exposed, prosecuted and that Godly justice will be served on earth.
We ask these things in your holy name Lord.

December 4, 2020

It’s brilliant. The military enforcing a fair and free election. We need it. The country needs an election we can trust.

December 4, 2020

A time may come after President Trump is re-elected that we may need to call for a limited Martial Law like Lincoln did, but only on God’s bidding, we must continue to wait on God and follow His lead. Our faith is being tested, let us not jump ahead of God in presumption, doubt and fear. God can move mountains without our help. Let us remain steadfast in prayer. Pray, proclaim, and prepare – be ready for action as a good warrior, but wait for His orders, and let our perseverance in the faith of God’s mighty power provoke the manifestation of His glory. To God be all the glory for wonders He is doing on behalf of America, Israel, and the world.

Laura Dominick
December 4, 2020

I do believe we are on the brink of a civil war. Millions of armed citizens are ready to fight for the survival of our nation. I pray this won’t be necessary as I fully expect that God will fight this battle for us and that our part is to fight in prayer – I am standing on 2 Chronicles 20. However, I fully support the President doing whatever is in his power to protect our fair and free elections – may God give him supernatural strength and wisdom for this battle! What an amazing life he has lead! I bet he never imagined himself in this role 20 years ago. “How precious to me are Your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them!” Psalm 139:17

    December 5, 2020

    The matter is serious enough to kill for, as I believe the Founders would if they were among us. There is an attempted bloodless coup underway by the minority ruling class, with assistance from embittered and lawless minorities. Let us not be deceived by the bloodlessness into inaction, but alarmed by the coup, that we treat it the same as a bloody coup. But in the meantime let us wait patiently to see if legal means will stop it.

December 4, 2020

Unprecedented action for unprecedented times! Democracy will be ended in this country if this type of fraud is not halted in it’s tracks. Proclaiming the protection of Psalms 91 over all who stand against this evil.

    December 4, 2020

    As stated in the article, such acts are clearly not unprecedented. Lincoln would have shut down much of the media well before now. That is not a statement of my support of those acts. Lincoln shut down newspapers and arrested some for speaking against him, clearly violating freedom of speech. This article brings out many other points of rebellion and insurrection currently happening, for which the Constitution does provide remedy.

    Definitely much, much prayer needed. Praying for guidance for our leadership, for godly counsel, for courage and even eloquence. Also praying that these forces of wickedness are stopped.


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