If Martial Law were to be declared, it's going to happen like this. It could be declared in the case of mass riots due to a civilian uprising against
the government. Which in this case, would make every single one of us American citizens an Enemy of the State. However, I do not really see an event
like this happening in the near future.
As for Martial Law being declared because of a terrorist attack is highly unlikely. This would be due to the fact that not only would the terrorist
attack have to cause massive casualties, it would also have to be able to cause widespread panic among us civilians.
What could happen is this.....
First, you would have to have a coordinated major attack on cities like New York, Chicago, Washington, L.A., Philadelphia, etc. Second, how these
attacks would come about would be a mystery. Possibly due to homegrown terrorists here in the United States. Third, it would also have to cause people
to start fearing for their security and safety.
Martial Law is defined as this.
1. Temporary rule by military authorities, imposed on a civilian population especially in time of war or when civil authority has broken down.
2. The law imposed on an occupied territory by occupying military forces.
As for what is to happen if Martial Law is declared, I think I will let Executive Order 12919 explain it
The most likely thing to happen that would get Martial Law imposed would most likely be an act of God. I'm not talking about a hurricane hitting
Miami or an earthquake striking the Midwest. I am talking something to the effect of either an asteroid strike or Yellowstone erupting. If either one
of those likely scenarios where to happen, you would need to do something as President that would calm everybody down and help what survivors are
left, that's if there are any in the affected areas.
I personally think that Martial Law may be declared when it comes down to it. As for how it will be declared, it would have to be something that
either caught us off guard or we had either very little or no warning whatsoever as to what was about to happen.