The following is a guest post entry into our Survival & Preparedness Writing Contest.
What can be expected if full Martial Law is ever enacted.
by The Coach
National Martial Law is a free pass to the military and law enforcement to do whatever they want to, whenever they want to! Informants, who could be your best friend or family member, will be feeding information to the authorities so that they may get some type of a privilege or help to get them out of some type of trouble. Trust no one! Remember, a secret is only a secret as long as no one else knows about it.
- Constitutional Rights are Terminated. U. S. citizens immediately lose ALL the protection, safeguards and human rights that are guaranteed them by the U. S. Constitution. U. S. citizens will also lose ALL rights and privileges guaranteed them by the Bill of Rights. This even includes Miranda Rights.
- Strict Enforcement of a Curfew. If anyone is caught out after curfew, they can be shot. There are NO exceptions for ANY individual, for any reason, even in an emergency unless you have a prior approved pass. Expect ID checkpoints and arrest for not having the proper ID on you.
Have you seen the new proposed National I.D. card?
Your soon-to-be ID card ?
There is even talk about a computer I.D. chip that will be implanted under the skin, in the top of your hand. The computer chip is like the computer chips currently being implanted in domestic animals to I. D. them!
When the national ID card and/or an implanted computer I.D. chip is implemented, it is time to run for the hills because history shows that no one will be safe.
- Suspension of the Writ of Habeus Corpus. Soldiers have the authority to break into your home or arrest you anywhere without a warrant. The soldiers can imprison you without giving you a reason or allowing you to have a lawyer. They can retain you in jail for months or years without being charged or having a trial.
- Confiscation of personal firearms. Soldiers would have the authority to break into your house, without a warrant, as Police officers did post Hurricane Katrina, and demand that you give up ALL firearms that you have. If you refuse to surrender all of your firearms immediately, you could be shot or placed in a federal detention center and all of you possessions seized.
- Confiscation of Personal Property. Soldiers could “requisition” your home and everything in it, by kicking you out of it. They could also seize all of your vehicles.
Presidential Executive Orders
The below list of Executive Orders have already been signed by past United States Presidents and are in effect as soon as a declaration of a national state of emergency or martial law is ordered.
Executive Order 10995: The Federal government will take over ALL communications. This includes, but is not limited to, radio, TV, the internet and websites, newspapers, CB radio and Ham radio systems. This also includes the First Amendment, Freedom of Expression, will be cancelled.
Executive Order 10997: All fossil fuels and related substances, including electrical power will be seized by the federal government.
Executive Order 10998: All food, means to produce food and related products and machinery, warehouses and collectives both corporate and private will be seized. If you are caught hording food, you could be shot or sent to a FEMA detention camp. You could then be classified as a “domestic terrorist”.
Executive Order 10999: All modes of transportation will be placed under government control. All vehicles can be seized.
Executive Order 11000: Civilians could be drafted into forced labor. This forced labor will be called “volunteer labor” at different work places or camps under federal supervision.
Executive Order 11490: Dictatorial presidential control will be exercised over all U. S. citizens and business as well as church institutions during a State of Emergency where Martial Law is declared.
Executive Order 12219: This presidential order allows various Cabinet officials to take over all areas of the U. S. economy during a State of National Emergency.
Executive Order 12656: Allows for a declaration of a State of Emergency during a natural disaster, military attack, technological emergency or other emergencies that seriously threaten the national security of the United States. This order allows for the total federal takeover of all local police enforcement agencies. It also allows for the fixing of local prices and wages. It also forbids reassignment of personal financial assets within and/or outside of the United States.
Executive Order 13010: Allows F.E.M.A. to take control over ALL other governmental agencies.
Executive Order 13603,Section 601: states “upon request by the Director of Selective Service, and in coordination with the Secretary of Defense, assist the Director of Selective Service in development of policies regulating the induction and deferment of persons for duty in the armed services” (paragraph 2).
Presidential Executive Order:
“National Defense Resources Preparedness Order”
On March 16, 2012, the White House posted an Executive Order entitled the National Defense Resources Preparedness Order (NDRP) exploits the authority granted the President of the United States in the “Defense Production Act of 1950” in order to assert that virtually every means of human survival is available for confiscation and control by the President via his and his Secretaries’ whim. It basically says that the government can take whatever it wants from anyone by any means, if it is deemed necessary to protect national security.
The National Defense Authorization Act
Better known as the “NDAA”. The most controversial provisions to receive wide attention are contained in Title X, Subtitle D, entitled “Counter Terrorism.” Sub-sections 1021 and 1022, which deals with detention of persons the government suspects of involvement in what the government defines as “terrorism.” The detention provisions of the Act have received critical attention by the American Civil Liberties Union (A.C.L.U.), the Bill of Rights Defense Committee and some media sources which are concerned about the scope of the President’s authority. Remember the previously mentioned Fox news story, above, about “The American Family Association” being classified as a hate group?
This bill passed the House of Representatives, 283 to 136 and was signed by President Barack Obama on December 31, 2011 while the rest of us were partying at New Year’s celebrations.
Remember, if Martial Law is ever enacted in the United States of America, the military and/or the Mercenaries that the federal government hires to assist them can confiscate firearms, arrest you without a warrant. They can place you in jail without charging you, not let you have a phone call or legal representation when arrested. They can keep you in jail without charging you for as long as they want. They can enter your house and take whatever they want to. Strict enforceable curfews can be enacted. Restrictions on travel within the area under Martial Law can be made. They could ration basic goods and food. The military can force relocate you. The military could even conduct summary executions using soldiers. In other words, the suspension of the U. S Constitution and Bill of Rights until Martial Law is lifted.
The internet will be taken down. All bank accounts, pension funds and 401K’s will be frozen and confiscated by the government. People would attempt to draw money out of A.T.M. machines and any other why they could think of obtaining cash from their accounts. Extreme travel restrictions will be put in place. Random house to house searches will be conducted. What will they be looking for? Of course, they will be looking for guns. They will also be looking for known trouble makers. We will all be living in a society where we can be singled out for persecution, or worse.
John Adams noted, “The moment the idea is admitted into society that property is not as sacred as the laws of God,” Adams wrote, “anarchy and tyranny commence. Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist.”
If you think, after whatever major disaster occurs, natural or manmade, or civil unrest that you are going to walk around with a firearm, I believe you are sadly mistaken. Your government has other ideas.
And what of Posse Comitatus Act!
The deployment of private military forces under government contract, Mercenaries, for domestic emergencies raises constitutional (posse comitatus) and civil rights concerns.
Think about it, if the federal government is willing to employ Mercenaries and the regular military during a natural disaster in New Orleans, what do you think they would do during a major civil unrest. If you want to see an excellent depiction of this, watch the 2006, TV series “Jericho”. This TV series is about nuclear weapons being detonated is selected U.S. cities and the breakdown of life and government as we know it.
This TV series depicts what type of government would take over and how a small city, Jericho, attempts to recover and the problems they face. This includes the government attempting to regain order by the hiring of Mercenaries because there is not enough U.S. military personal to regain control and the atrocities they commit. Does this sound familiar?
If national martial law were ever to be achieved by the Federal Government, it would have to be presented to the American citizens gradually, as absolutely reasonable and necessary to their personal well being not to mention that of their families’. The government would also need a crisis on a scale nearly beyond belief.
Remember, this has already started. The Patriot Act was passed by Congress and signed by the President of the United States. In one of the provisions of the Patriot Act, the F. B. I. was given the power to force entry into any structure and search it, without a warrant, if the F.B. I. was investigating terrorist. Yet almost none objected because it was sold to the American public that it would help keep us safe. I wonder whos edefinition of terrorist is being used.
When confronted with epic struggle, some people would rather defer responsibility for their survival to someone else rather than make the effort to save themselves, and thus, totalitarianism is born. Martial Law in America would be no different. It will be presented to us as purely rational and absolutely necessary; an “extreme solution to extreme times”.
Regardless of how well the government sugarcoat the prospect of introducing martial law, after it has been instituted, it will not take very long before the people realize they have been duped.
The U. S. is on the verge of many major crises.
The United States during both President George Bush’s and President Barack Obama’s administration has made it VERY clear that no matter what disaster occurrences, whether it is terrorist, economic or natural, they are more than willing to enact Martial Law to seize control over the situation. All of the legal precedents have been set to allow the Executive Branch to employ Martial Law to control civilian affairs.