Still A Clear and Present Danger
How January 6th Relates to the Maryland Gubernatorial Election
I present former Judge Michael Luttig’s closing remarks to the House Jan 6th Select Committee when he appeared before the committee on June 16, 2022. When asked by Chairman Bennie Thompson “I want to give you an opportunity to share your thoughts on the ongoing threat. You’ve written a clear and present danger to our democracy, now as Donald Trump and his political allies appear prepared to seize the presidency in 2024, if Mr. Trump or one his anointed candidates is not elected by the American people. What do you mean by this?”
“ I have written, as you said, Chairman Thompson, that today, almost two years after that fateful day in January 2021, that still Donald Trump and his allies and supporters are a clear and present danger to American democracy. That’s not because of what happened on January 6th. It’s because, to this very day, the former president, his allies, and supporters pledge that, in the presidential election of 2024, if the former president or his anointed successor as the Republican Party presidential candidate were to lose that election, that they would attempt to overturn that 2024 election in the same way that they attempted to overturn the 2020 election, but succeed in 2024 where they failed in 2020. I don’t speak those words lightly.
I would have never spoken those words ever in my life, except that that’s what the former president and his allies are telling us. As I said in that New York Times op-ed, wherein I was speaking about the Electoral Count Act of 1887, the former president and his allies are executing that blueprint for 2020 in open, in plain view of the American public. I repeat, I would have never uttered one single one of those words unless the former president and his allies were candidly and proudly speaking those exact words to America.”
Former Judge Michael Luttig:
I personally hope and believe that Judge Luttig’s oral remarks and written statement will become part of our history providing us the warning that we so desperately need to listen to AND to act on. You may read Judge Luttig’s submitted Statement to the US House Select Committee here:
What does this mean for Maryland’s gubernatorial election? The answer simply is: It means the future of our American democracy. It means a clear and present danger does exist for Marylanders.
I’ve written before about the clear and present danger to Marylanders as it has to do with Dan Cox. You can read that here:
But I’m staying here with the clear and present danger as it relates to the present gubernatorial election and to the national presidential election in 2024. -- And as it relates to Judge Luttig’s comments.
These are the things we know about Dan Cox:
Dan Cox has been endorsed by Donald Trump.
Dan Cox arranged for 3 busloads of people to go down to the “Stop the Steal” rally on January 6, 2021
Dan Cox participated in the rally on the Mall on 1-6-2021
Dan Cox tweeted: “Pence is a traitor.”
Dan Cox only released a statement denouncing the attack on the Capitol after some called for his expulsion from the Maryland General Assembly.
--Dan Cox was one lawyer working as “Lawyers for Trump” in Pennsylvania vote counting, trying desperately to overturn the election.
Dan Cox posts photos of Trump on his personal and campaign pages.
Dan Cox recently met with Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago.
Dan Cox continues to call attention to his efforts in Pennsylvania to “stop the steal” as part of his campaign promotion.
I believe we MUST pay attention to what Judge Michael Luttig has said. Again:
It’s because, to this very day, the former president, his allies, and supporters pledge that, in the presidential election of 2024, if the former president or his anointed successor as the Republican Party presidential candidate were to lose that election, that they would attempt to overturn that 2024 election in the same way that they attempted to overturn the 2020 election, but succeed in 2024 where they failed in 2020. I don’t speak those words lightly.
Dan Cox is still part of America’s Clear and Present Danger as he collaborates and continues to tell us he is NOT done with the “steal of 2020”.
In the Judge’s own written words:
America is now the stake in these unholy wars.
America is adrift. We pray that it is only for this fleeting moment that she has lost her way, until we Americans can once again come to our senses.
January 6 was a dark day in the history of the United States.
On January 6, 2021, the prescribed day for choosing the American president, there was NOT to be a peaceful transfer of power – for the first time in the history of our Republic.
. . . revolutionaries, not patriots, assaulted America and American democracy. . .
. . . America could not believe her eyes and she turned them away in both fear and shame. . .
America can withstand attacks on her democracy from without. She is helpless to withstand them from within. The relentless assaults on America and its democracy from within are simply not contemplated by the Constitution of the United States and are therefore not provided for by that Great Charter for our governance.
. . .all of these leaders (including the critical mass of leaders from the former president’s political party, going first) need to summon the moral courage and then the political courage, the strength and the patriotic will to extend their hands, and ask of the other – and of all Americans – “Can we talk? America need us.”
The clear and present danger includes those candidates/politicians who are unable to talk. That includes Dan Cox.
“Can We Talk? America Needs Us.”
Please vote for those candidates who show us how to talk again.