Stroke of the pen, Law of the land
Kinda cool, eh?
I gotta wonder what brought this on.
this is crap - just more nannying
can this be redacted by the next President?
The thought of losing power in the upcoming elections, 2010 and 2012.
Usually martial law reduces some of the personal rights ordinarily granted to the citizen, limits the length of the trial processes, and prescribes more severe penalties than ordinary law. In many states martial law prescribes the death penalty for certain crimes, even if ordinary law does not contain that crime or punishment in its system.
Originally martial law was imposed during wars or occupations to let the government control population more effectively in spite of heightened unrest. Nowadays it is most commonly used by authoritarian governments to enforce their rule, for example after coup d'état (Thailand 2006), when threatened by popular protests (PRC 1989), or to crack down on the opposition (Poland 1981). Martial law can also be declared in cases of major natural disasters, however most countries use a different legal construct like "state of emergency".
In many countries martial law imposes particular rules, one of which is curfew. Often, under this system, the administration of justice is left to a military tribunal, called a court-martial. The suspension of the writ of habeas corpus is likely to occur.
As it dawns on the Obamunist regime that it's starting to slip away from them, they will act. Precipitously, dangerously, murderously. Remember who we're dealing with. Remember the pedigree of their ideas. For them, mass murder is merely another instrument of state policy.