The members of the House and Senate should not take comfort in their supposed "immunity to consequences" arising from any actions taken during a lame duck session. The will be held personally accountable for their actions, even after they return home from their lame duck session.
They will not enjoy the consequences of imposing tyrannical measures upon us, especially when they believe there will be no response because they have been removed from office for doing the same while they were politically vulnerable.
Severe, personal consequences will not end when tyranny is imposed upon us – at any time.
As Jefferson stated:
"And what country can preserve its liberties, if its rulers are not warned from time to time, that this people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to the facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure."