posted on Feb, 9 2013 @ 04:23 AM
Originally posted by Darkphoenix77
I'm just here because it is an active thread at 5 AM. Martial law it is clearly not. I don't see armed military personnel shooting people on sight
for being out after curfew. We really can disagree, it is ok. I am not going to change my mind over a declared state of emergency (which happens
every hurricane btw). I don't agree with the excessive fines and threatened jailtime and have said as much. I can't see any wrong with issuing
the State of Emergency though.
No I am pretty sure it is Constitutionally legal to walk around and drive during hurricanes.
This is technically martial law because they are issuing orders to the public vs threatening punishment if they do not comply. That is the very
definition of martial law, a suspension of ordinary law in favor of militaristic doctrines.
The "normal" declarations we are more accustomed do not restrict Constitutional rights nor compel citizens through extortion or coercion.
Also may I ask, how would you "see" armed military personnel had they been there or not? You wouldn't, like you said you are in a shelter at 5am.
So whatever is out there is unknown to all of us, and it is beside the point anyways.
Martial law doesn't need military forces when everyone stays home and obeys.
They don't need to shoot anyone on sight as that isn't a requisite for martial law either.
Plus the way cops are armed these days, they are essentially 'soldiers' fighting the "war on crime" are they not?
We can twist this thing around a thousand ways till Sunday but it doesn't change the fact this is indeed martial law in actuality.