Conservatives Plot To Dismantle U.S. Government, Replace With Trump’s Vision. By Lisa Mascaro at Fortune magazine.
With more than a year to go before the 2024 election, a constellation of conservative organizations is preparing for a possible second White House term for Donald Trump, recruiting thousands of Americans to come to Washington on a mission to dismantle the federal government and replace it with a vision closer to his own.
Led by the long-established Heritage Foundation think tank and fueled by former Trump administration officials, the far-reaching effort is essentially a government-in-waiting for the former president’s second term — or any candidate who aligns with their ideals and can defeat President Joe Biden in 2024.
With a nearly 1,000-page “Project 2025” handbook and an “army” of Americans, the idea is to have the civic infrastructure in place on Day One to commandeer, reshape and do away with what Republicans deride as the “deep state” bureaucracy, in part by firing as many as 50,000 federal workers.
“We need to flood the zone with conservatives,” said Paul Dans, director of the 2025 Presidential Transition Project and a former Trump administration official who speaks with historical flourish about the undertaking.
“This is a clarion call to come to Washington,” he said. “People need to lay down their tools, and step aside from their professional life and say, ‘This is my lifetime moment to serve.’” …
Trump-era conservatives want to gut the “administrative state” from within, by ousting federal employees they believe are standing in the way of the president’s agenda and replacing them with like-minded officials more eager to fulfill a new executive’s approach to governing.
The goal is to avoid the pitfalls of Trump’s first years in office, when the Republican president’s team was ill-prepared, his Cabinet nominees had trouble winning Senate confirmation and policies were met with resistance — by lawmakers, government workers and even Trump’s own appointees who refused to bend or break protocol, or in some cases violate laws, to achieve his goals.
While many of the Project 2025 proposals are inspired by Trump, they are being echoed by GOP rivals Ron DeSantis and Vivek Ramaswamy and are gaining prominence among other Republicans. …
Much of the new president’s agenda would be accomplished by reinstating what’s called Schedule F — a Trump-era executive order that would reclassify tens of thousands of the 2 million federal employees as essentially at-will workers who could more easily be fired.
At last, some good news to report.
Mind you, the only real issue at the next US election is election integrity, and the left do not intend to lose. I wonder if they just were surprised and didn’t cheat in 2016? Was 2012 on the level?
“The depth of corruption is breathtaking,” Gingrich declared.
“And frankly, the more I dug into it, the more I’ve studied it, and the more stunned I am at how people like you and me have been sort of sleepwalking.
“Not realizing the scale of the corruption, taking over the system.
“And now it’s all coming out in the open because they’re so terrified of Donald Trump.
“And they also figure if they can take out Trump, they can take out anybody.
“They can alone, they can own the electoral system.
Maybe democracy died, and their “democracy” stealthily took over, quite a while ago.