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originally posted by: Klassified
a reply to: musicismagic
It wouldn't surprise me if they turned the whole damn country into Stalag 13. We will have Colonel Klink and Sargeant Schultz at the helm shortly.
When martial law is in effect, civilians live under military law and military enforcement of that law. That means that any crimes and violations will be tried in military court as military legal proceedings.
This is an important distinction you must understand. Perhaps most vitally, habeas corpus will be suspended. Habeas corpus is a right requiring a person under arrest to be brought before a judge or into a courtroom if they feel they’ve been unlawfully detained, i.e. is a civic requirement for a court of law to determine that a person’s detainment is lawful.
Most sobering, the suspension of habeas corpus means that, at least in theory, U.S. citizens may be detained with no explanation for why, and no recourse through a typical court of law in opposition of it.
You could be tossed in a military holding cell and left there, flapping in the breeze indefinitely under martial law.
You should absolutely expect your freedom of speech as well as freedom of the press to be harshly curtailed under martial law, especially if it’s the reason for in the first place.
Citizens agitating against their government or publishing politically-charged media that may “inflame” the crisis will be stopped. Likewise any fresh ill sentiment against your newly-minted military overlords will be similarly put down.
And don’t even think about gathering in public or in large groups organizing for any particular purpose; there’s a surefire way to make your rulers nervous.
You can also expect door-to-door searches to search for and seize firearms. Small arms in the hands of citizenry have long been a check and major thorn in the side of people who are trying to exert control over a populace.
One need not look too far back in United States history to see the first tender threads of this behavior emerging. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina after it struck the Gulf Coast of the United States police and military both engaged in confiscatory behavior regarding citizens’ rights to keep and bear arms.
This took place in and around New Orleans. We saw it then, as ever, done under the auspices of public safety or some other mealy-mouthed counterfeit civil good.
originally posted by: musicismagic
Can he order an National Emergency along with Martial Law for the first 100 days in office. I believe the military has a no take leave in effect at the moment. Also the military is almost in place in most strategic places across America.
I think it is something to think about.
originally posted by: worldstarcountry
a reply to: musicismagic
Llike over 90% of everything else you rant on about regarding the USA , outlook uncertain.
Could you do us a favor and focus on informing us about Japanese military maneuvers?? Australia had legislation last year that authorized hosting foriegn troops. USA activated continuity of government last March. Iran just recently passed legislation authorizing attacks on any country hosting enemy bases/troops.
If I could get aholdof a traditionalPC I could make a graphic illustrating all the piecesof the che55 board. Onceyou C it you realizesomeoneisaboutto go for checkmate.
originally posted by: crayzeed
a reply to: worldstarcountry
Australia had legislation last year????? Obviously they never told you about Pine Gap then, cos there have been US troops there since it started operations.