Skip to comments.The fear of martial law
Posted on 03/22/2012 11:12:53 AM PDT by WPaCon
The President of the United States of America, Barack Hussein Obama, has generated so much fear that the most common theme of posted comments and private communications is that he will refuse to relinquish power if defeated in November or that, under some pretext, he will declare a state of martial law.
Many, myself included, did not like the Patriot Act that was enacted following 9/11 but there is little evidence that this law has been abused to deprive Americans of their fundamental rights and freedom, though surely some suspected of being terrorists were detained.
An Executive Order posted on the White House website on Friday, March 16, 2012, has generated a wave of fear. It is officially about "National Defense Resources Preparedness" and its stated policy addresses "national defense resource policies and programs under the Defense Production Act of 1950."
Its stated policy is that "The United States must have an industrial and technological base capable of meeting national defense requirements and capable of contributing to the technological superiority of its national defense equipment in peacetime and in times of national emergency." (Emphasis added)
In 1950 the nation was entering a new phase of history following World War II. It would be called the Cold War led by the then-Soviet Union, but 1950 is also important because on October 1, 1949, Mao Zedung had proclaimed the birth of the People's Republic of China, instituting a Communist regime that continues to this day. With German and Japanese totalitarian threats vanquished, new ones were emerging.
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Like martial law would work given the military’s almost universal disgust with the t*rd-in-chief.
how many times have we heard this? I heard the dems say it about reagan, then the republicans say it about clinton, then the dems say it about GWB...
next thing we’ll be hearing the story about putting him on mt. rushmore, teh dollar bill, etc...
He won’t declare martial law. He’ll declare sharia law.
I may have missed it however, I cannot find the EO number or numbers...Just the lists but no actual Number in Obama’s list of his Executive Orders. Anyone?
Methinks a lot of rhetoric flying is masochistic wishful thinking: a deep hope that great evil will befall the country, desired for the meaning, if not sheer entertainment value, of having something to struggle against. Every group not in power wishes the in-power opposition would do something horrible just to justify acting on the pent-up rage and punish/rectify imagined ills.
Indeed, I’ve been hearing “President X is going to impose martial law & cancel elections!” for several decades, regardless of party of those involved. BHO’s specialty is smoky backroom deals, not leading armies in total devotion to his cause. He may buy off the election, but he can’t cancel it.
“...but there is little evidence that this law has been abused to deprive Americans of their fundamental rights and freedom...”
Say what? Large parts of the Patriot Act are used almost exclusively against ordinary American citizens, evading the very longstanding Bill of Rights rules. And when I say “almost exclusively”, this means that only a fraction of a percent of these rules have actually been used against terrorists and their supporters.
This comes about because large parts of the Patriot Act do not exclusively apply to just the federal government, but to state and even local governments as well. But in most of the US, there has never been even a hint of terrorism.
This impacts not just criminals and criminal suspects, but even honest citizens can be whimsically abused by police just in case they *might* do something that is unlawful, or even for no reason at all.
The entire purpose of the Bill of Rights is so that government cannot do that.
Didn’t someone say it about George Washington? I cannot remember who, but I’m pretty sure someone did.
Im not so sure Id jump to that conclusion. I think the military would follow his orders w/o question. Yes, there would be some refusal but that would be the exception and quashed quickly. History bears this out.
Any more? What mainstream media outlet has reported on it with any accuracy?
Nope...why do you suppose they work so hard to suppress the military vote?
The on going social disintegration of America is bound to be reflected in American political life. The fear of “The Divine One” attempting to remain in power by effecting a coup reflects the disintegration. Will a coup occur in the real world; i.e. November 2012 through January 2013? That is the specific question, and the mere fact the question can be asked is in itself rather ominous.
This EO simply updates another EO (12919) that had been in place since June 1994, and amended several times since.
Yes I was really upset about it at first but upon reflection I’m getting a mental image of Barkey going on TV declaring martial law and everyone just ignores him. 50 sovereign states will probably just give him the finger.