Francis W. Porretto’s been hanging around that Plutarch guy again. Here he evokes the tale of the Ship of Theseus:
At this time, the Obama Administration is, for all practical purposes, the State that governs the U.S. However, as of the coming January 21, that will no longer be the case according to our Constitution. But what if every single component of the federal executive branch as it stands today were to “re-assemble” somewhere after 1/21/2017 and assert that it’s still the government of the United States?
FWP concludes that this can end in only one of two ways:
Clearly there are only two possible outcomes to such a development: raucous laughter and civil war. Hope for the former.
I suspect it at least partly depends on the impostors’ (as I assert they would be) fear of the latter.
I’d be willing to bet, though, that Presidential advisor/string-puller Valerie Jarrett has at least thought about it.