Retired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn warned of rule by “tyrants whom no one has elected and who want to have power in order to destroy us” in a new op-ed published by The Western Journal on Saturday.
In his op-ed titled, “We’re in a Battle of Good vs. Evil – It’s Time for God-Fearing Americans To Fight” Flynn did not specify who the so-called “tyrants” were, but said, “They have violated our laws; they have betrayed our nation and their oath to serve our country, their oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution.”
“The battle we are engaged in cannot be fought with only human weapons: It requires the intervention of God because in a war against the forces of evil, only the Lord can obtain the victory,” Flynn’s op-ed began. “And as American citizens, we must refuse to go to the funeral of our own independence. We the people are proud to proclaim that the United States of America is ‘One Nation under God.’”
Flynn also appeared to describe the “tyrants” in the context of the November 2020 U.S. election, writing, “Our protest, our denunciation of electoral fraud, is not only motivated by the fact that we are supporting Donald J. Trump as a candidate. It is above all a battle for justice and truth, which goes far beyond membership in a party or voting for a candidate.”
Flynn added, “If today we do not obtain justice from our elected officials, if the United States of America does not know how to choose between defending the law and legitimizing a coup against its citizens, our nation will abdicate its duties toward Americans and its international role.”
In his Saturday op-ed, Flynn also wrote, “We understand what their plan is: to eliminate dissent, subdue any criticism and outlaw those who do not submit unconditionally to the dictatorship of the ‘new world order.’ And if they do not succeed through the hammering persuasion of the mainstream media, they do not hesitate to resort to deception, betrayal, perjury and censorship.”
Flynn concluded his op-ed, writing, “Pray now that when the light shines in the coming days, it reveals the truth along with a new era of American patriotism.”
The op-ed comes weeks after Trump issued Flynn a pardon after he was charged with lying to the FBI. Internal FBI notes unsealed in late April suggest agents deliberated a “goal” of getting Flynn to lie during an interview and in May the Department of Justice had moved to drop Flynn’s case. Despite the DOJ’s move to stop the case, District Judge Emmet Sullivan rejected the dismissal and instead moved to prolong legal proceedings to discuss the proposed dismissal.
After Trump’s pardon, Sullivan dismissed the case but wrote, “A pardon does not necessarily render ‘innocent’ a defendant of any alleged violation of the law. Indeed, the Supreme Court has recognized that the acceptance of a pardon implies a ‘confession’ of guilt.”
Since receiving Trump’s pardon, Flynn has also retweeted a call for Trump to declare a limited form of martial law, with U.S. troops being brought in to oversee a redo of the 2020 elections. The call comes as Trump has raised challenges to the election results in a number of key battleground states in the 2020 election.