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The constitution does not say a quorum is required.
Any thing "illegal" that Lincoln would have done (so far I have not seen any evidence of it, but I'm just going along with it for the sake of argument) is no longer in effect.
Congress has closed and re-opened just 1 time between now and then, your point is moot if you have the evidence for it. They've opened and closed hundreds if not thousands of times since then...just a brief look through the congressional record confirms it.
However just because he is making it easier for the president to declare does not mean he will actually declare it or that we are currently under it.
I don't think there is anything sinister about it, besides trying to protect America.
Everyone keeps claiming their freedoms are being taken away, yet I do not know one person who has been effected by the patriot act or any of the executive orders this president or any other president before has issued.
Martial law is declared illegal in time of peace.
I have to admit jack, you have really made me think hard about this and I def. need to look into it further.
Originally posted by tide88
reply to post by jackinthebox
We are not under martial law. Anyway you look it. You can try your hardest to claim that we are, but we are not. I understand that you cannot stand to be proven wrong. But you. That is all.
Now if I was to believe your side and say we are still under martial law ,i would have to ask myself why. Was it just an oversite and everyone forgot to end it?
Peace eventually ensued and the miliatary was taken off the streets, order was restored, all courts were reopened. Does that in itself end martial law?
The presence of a hostile army proclaims its martial law.
1. What would be the point. The president or congress can declare martial law if he deems it necessary.
2. They have been many court cases since then where people have used their constitutional rights in court and have won because of it.
3. There are not any military personnel policing our streets arresting american citizens.
4. Martial law has since been declared four other times since 1863, what would be the purpose of declaring martial law if we were currently already under it?
We will not see GWB delaying the elections so he can stay in office.