Martial Law in America
Is martial law coming soon to America? The pace to create the legal context for such a draconian step has definitely quickened. In December the Senate passed the NDAA, the National Defense Authorization Act. This new bill defines America as a battlefield and declares every American citizen a potential enemy combatant. Not only that, if as an American citizen you are detained as an enemy combatant you have no recourse to an attorney or to a trial. You can be held indefinitely at the sole discretion of the government. Obama threatened to veto the bill, not because it was unconstitutional, but because it was not strong enough to suit him. Obama himself demanded the language defining Amercian citizens as enemy combatants be inserted into the bill. According to Sen. Carl Levin, the senate did not want to include such language in the bill. Regardless, the Senate submitted to the President’s demand with only token resistance. Oh, our lovely craven congress. Then when he signed the bill Obama said he would never use it. If he never intends to use it why did he insist on such strong language in the first place and why did he sign it? Someting doesn’t add up. Step one to martial law.
The FAA Reauthorization Act
Then, a few weeks ago the Congress passed the Federal Aviation Reauthorization Act. This new bill calls for placing 30,000 drones in the skies of America by 2020. I guess that means that since our country is now a battlefield steps must be taken to win the war. But what are we fighting against? Exactly who is the enemy? Where is he? And how can he be defined? Will these drones hover over our cities and homes like they now hover over Afghanistan, Iraq and other Islamic states? Step two to martial law.
An Executive Order that Will Live in Infamy
Then on Friday March 16, 2012 Obama signed the National Defense Resources Preparedness executive order. a day that will live in infamy. This executive order grants the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Labor, the Department of Defense and other agencies complete control of all US resources, including the ability to seize, confiscate or re-delegate resources, materials, services, and facilities as deemed necessary or appropriate to promote the national defense. This executive order is the blueprint for peacetime martial law. Step three to martial law.
All that is missing to activate these three pieces of shocking legislation a precipitating event. What does the government know that it is not telling us? Is this why more than two thousand FEMA detention camps have been built all across America? Is martial law coming to America? Is this step four to martial law?
What do you think the precipitating event that could usher in martial law will be? When do you think it might happen? Or do you think nothing will happen and America will go on as before, distracted by the Kardashians, reality TV, American Idol, and pornography, remaining sound asleep to the danger gathering quietly on our own shores.
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