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Originally posted by RogueX
I know that martial law restricts our rights but would it be that bad? If our country was attacked from within or anywhere, martial law would be an obvious choice to stop any further attacks. Even if the government has evil intentions, do you think your neighbors in the national guard are going to call you terrorists? Obviously the people at the top can't control the population if the miltary doesn't agree. I hope with all my heart that our leaders have good intentions and any martial law would be temporary. But if worst comes worst I say, If you cant beat em, join em!
Originally posted by RogueX
I know that martial law restricts our rights but would it be that bad?...
... Even if the government has evil intentions, do you think your neighbors in the national guard are going to call you terrorists? Obviously the people at the top can't control the population if the miltary doesn't agree. I hope with all my heart...
Originally posted by Teknik
Your hope won't be worth diddly squat at that point.
Do you think your neighbors in the national guard
will protect you from excesses like Abu Ghraib ?
The only necessary trigger is that someone with power
sees you in possession of something he wants or dislikes.
Your butt is toast when it comes to getting justice under martial law -
justice is an exile in that situation.
If you are under the illusion that innocent people never suffer,
check out some other things 'our heroes' do:
Reuters Employees Abused by American Troops in Iraq.
There is a lot more where that omes from,
and it is all ignored by folk who think
our government is an improvement on a good idea.
Originally posted by Muaddib
It is so easy to just never have been in a war and then when a couple of soldiers do something like what happened in Abu Ghraib to bash the entire military for it.
Keep bashing the entire organization that made this country possible, that "make it possible for what it is now, and fight for you and every other American, but yet you prefer to bash them indiscrimately because of the actions of a few.
Originally posted by The Joker
Martial law is already in the works. Look at the Patriot Act I and II that are now forming part of the law of the land in the good ole' USA.
Originally posted by Faisca
I've been starting to think a lot about this whole martial law thing, and I'm honestly getting freaked out. What is everyone's opinion on being "prepared" for martial law and/or some kind of police state. I mean, do you guys have survival kits all packed and ready to go? If so, what do you have in them? MREs, first aid, etc? Weapons, even?
I'm only 20, so I don't have a huge income at the moment, but I've been thinking more and more about putting together some kind of survival kit. I was looking into buying from websites online, but I could probably just put one together myself. It's hard thinking about this, because I also have to think about my parents and my brother. If a situation arose where I needed to survive, I would want them to also. I don't know if I should buy a 4 person survival kit on my own, or just get one for myself and maybe talk to them about it later. I think it'll be hard to talk to my parents about because they'll just think I'm crazy, imagining things, or just being foolish.
What are you guys doing to be prepared? Are there any other young adults out there in the same position as I am? This would be a lot easier if I was in my 30s or 40s and had a bit of money, lol. But any advice or discussion would be appreciated.