Dear editor,

Let’s imagine how the Jan. 6 insurrection could have played out if the insurrectionists were successful. Of course, in order to be successful, they may have had to kill a couple leaders, in particular House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Vice President Mike Pence. But in their view, that’s a small price to pay for "stopping the steal."

Following that, then-President Donald Trump would have declared Marshall Law and said a few words about the regrettable loss of life and his love for his supporters. Then, as he continued his presidency, he would round up and incarcerate his enemies. There’s lots of room in jail now since he pardoned his criminal retinue.  

The template for the effective running of the country would follow that of his idol, Russian President Vladmir Putin, which means the power parasites and enablers become oligarchs and his enemies become subject to unfortunate "accidents." Journalism would land on the "most dangerous jobs" list.  

Since Trump is getting up in age, a successor should be selected, which leads us to Ivanka Trump, with a bit of an assist from Jared Kushner.  There could be some in-fighting among the children, but they keep it all in the family.

Elections would continue to be held. Trump would always win by a landslide.

Andrea Veach

Louisville

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