Or let's say you're RA, and ordered to arrest mobilized Guard units and officers mustering at the (totally legal, totally constitutional) command of the governor of their State.
That's the Merriman scenario all over again, and it's also the Missouri Militia Volunteers, who were overreached in their own camp and ordered to surrender by a RA officer leading a whomped up force of regulars and Missouri Wide Awakes (think ACORN, think Sturmabteilungen, think New Black Panther Party). The Wide Awakes were secretly armed by the governor of Illinois illicitly, at the order of Abraham Lincoln, two months before he was sworn into office.
Think about that a while.
“Think about that for a while.”
And sometimes “emergency orders” and “decrees” are not announced publicly at all.
That is, the FBI could turn into the KGB, and we would not be informed, until we noticed that some posters were no longer posting in places like this one.