From over the transom by someone I trust:
We shall see after tomorrow. Once the election ends, if Comey then does NOT go public with the evidence of the Clinton Foundation evils, then I see no point in having an FBI or an FBI Director. Abolish the federal law enforcement function except for counterfeiting, piracy, and treason (as Constitution says).
If things get sporty whether we want them to or not, there is one alternative endstate, which involves the state legislatures reining in the Feds on paper via Article V amendments. Yes, I know, it sounds pie-in-the-sky, but if you break it down and examine the process then it appears possible. After all, sporty times MUST have some sort of endstate beyond anarchy, balkanization, or Feds changing behavior out of fear. Anarchy = power vacuum = evil interests ride to the rescue in the form of strong-man (i.e. centralized) government. Balkanization = vast potential for same problem with centralized government, just redistributed across fewer states. Feds in fear = resentment of We The People continues = never-ending war on We The People like we have today. Article V is not a Constitutional Convention, it is the process of creating a series of targeted Amendments, and does not wholesale rewrite the Constitution. Fears of a runaway Convention a la Bracken are false in an Article V context AS LONG AS the state governments pass state-level acts to keep delegates on a short leash (such as Florida; they passed an Art V Delegates act in 2014 which is very restrictive on what delegates can do).
I don’t mean to bang this drum as, “here is teh fix to all our hopes and fears. Welcome to Utopia!” But, sporty time must lead SOMEWHERE. Congress cannot directly stop or prevent the Article V process. Nor can governors or President. Do these one at a time: Amend the Constitution first to provide for term limits, next to put the Senate back in the hands of the state legislatures, next to repeal the 26th Amendment and let states set voting ages at a higher, more mature, more responsible age. Then, do other Amendments (abolish birthright citizenship and replace it with “minimum one parent is US Citizen,” reword interstate commerce clause to prevent federal regulation of all goods and services, slam door shut on immigration for 30 years, etc. Then, after feds understand their smaller & more limited role and adjust their size/scope/budget accordingly, the states can repeal the amendment allowing federal income tax (perhaps that one comes earlier, i dunno, but it is easier to justify a gigantic limit on Feds ability to fund itself after its scope and role is dramatically diminished on paper).
This will not make the Feds turn Good right away of course, but it will start a change to the national character to stop looking to the God-Emperor of the Federal Government to cure their hemorrhoids and bless their crops. Government will not change unless national character changes from rewarding irresponsibility with dependency and security to rewarding individualism, initiative, judgment, creativity, and responsibility. Change the national character, which leads to change the expectations of government, which ultimately (multi-generationally) changes the government. One Amendment at at time, so there is no horse-trading across amendments and so each success is seen as just that much more motivating for moving ot the next.
I am not pollyanna, but sporty times must not be an end unto themselves (not accusing you of that, but many others see nothing beyond violence for its own sake). And it is much easier to put a bayonet (metaphorically speaking) to the throat of a state representative or state senator and tell them to cut Congress’s throat than to convince a Senator to do the same to himself. Even if blocs of states split off on their own, they must have some mechanism of working together, and their natural inclination will be to replicate a federal government over themselves simply because that is the only paradigm they know (kinda like replacing a bloodthirsty tyrannical King with …. another King!).