Martial law is defined as military rule or authority imposed on a civilian population when the civil authorities cannot maintain law and order, as in a time of war during an emergency.
Hitler turned Germany into a Nazi dictatorship through executive orders. It is interesting to see the legislation being passed through the last few administrations being imposed without martial law being declared and yet no one seems concerned.
Which part of these are Constitutional? NONE!!!
Just to clarify the importance here, it is important to understand what the definition of a terrorist is according to our government. (Please think about this definition as you read it)
"Terrorism , as defined by the DOJ, Department of Justice, states:
"The unlawful use of force or violence committed by a group or individual against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives"
A few questions should be asked here:
Do you fall under this vague description ?
If you live and breathe and enjoy your freedom you fall under this category. If you happen to disagree with an individual are you not infact a terrorist? Are tea party attendees terrorists? Are those who object to prop 8 terrorists? Is not then the Supreme court, the IRS and the federal government then terrorists as well?Does this apply to parents in times of discipline with their children? Are parents now terrorists?
Not even a word mentioning weapons. To the best of my knowledge Terrorism is the idea of instilling fear in an individual or group, usually violent acts using weapons.
What does the Declaration of Independence say?
"...that if the government has become destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it..."
"...when a long train of abuses and usurpations is designed to reduce them to abslute despotism, it is their right, their duty to throw off such government..."
What does the Constitution say?
There are too many violations to mention, read through the articles for yourself and you will see that in these circumstances a dictatorship has been well established and is finally being executed.
Compare your freedoms now to the ones you have lost and how close we are to losing the rest.
Remember, in the words of Timothy Geithner himself, "we can't let a good crisis go to waste..."
Of course not, look at what they have to gain.
Executive order 10995:
All communications media are to be seized by the federal government. Radio, TV, newspapers, CB, HAM, telephones and the internet will be under federal control. Hence the first amendment will be indefinitley suspended.
Executive order 10997:
All electrical power, fuels, and all minerals will be seized by the federal government.
Executive Order 10998:
All food sources, farms and farm equipment will be seized by the government. You will not be allowed to hoard food since this is regulated.
Executive order 10999:
All modes of transportation will go into government control. Any vehicle can be seized.
Executive order 11000:
All civilians can be used for work under federal supervision.
Executive order 11490:
Establishes presidential control over all US citizens, businesses and churches in time of an emergency
Executive order 12919:
Directs various cabinet officials to be constantly ready to take over virtually all aspects of the US economy during a state of National emergency at the direction of the president.
Executive order 13010:
Directs FEMA to take control over all government agencies in time of emergency. FEMA is under the control of the executive branch of the federal government
Executive order 12656:
"Assignment of emergency preparedness responsibilities" A national emergency is any occurence, including natural diaster, military attack, technological or other emergency that seriously degrades or threatens that national security of the United States.
"Policy for national security emergency preparedness shall be established by the president"
This order includes federal takeover of all local law enforcement agencies, wage and price controls, prohibits you from moving assdets in or out of the United States, creates a draft, controls all travel in and out of the US.
Martial law can be declared due to natural disaster, Y2K crisis, stock market crash, loss of electricity, riots, biological attack or anything that may lead to a breakdown of law and order.