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Martial Law

us55840us55840 Member Posts: 31,216 ✭✭✭✭

What would be required for the Feds to mandate Martial Law in the USA?
"This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or exercise their revolutionary right to overthrow it." Abraham Lincoln

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  • mark christianmark christian Forums Admins, Member, Moderator Posts: 22,751 ******
    edited April 2
    The civilian government would have to breakdown so that civilian authorities lost control of law and order and security in the states. That means widespread disobedience of the law and riots so massive that the police or National Guard could not suppress them. Martial law means the end of civil authority, with the military functioning as the state and local governments. Despite endless posts telling us that Obama was poised to declare martial law to remain in office (I bet he's glad he couldn't run for a third term now), the Civil War, with Lincoln's suspension of habeas corpus, is as close as we've come.
  • us55840us55840 Member Posts: 31,216 ✭✭✭✭
    OK
    "This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or exercise their revolutionary right to overthrow it." Abraham Lincoln
  • select-fireselect-fire Member Posts: 62,644 ✭✭✭✭
  • LUFXDXLUFXDX Member Posts: 7
    None of it will matter... we will be attacked by china and russia. Russia got their wish, they rotted us from within.
    Are you folks paying attention to the build up of the russian military near Alaska lately...?
    What do you suppose is lurking in the baltic sea that you can not see.
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