Martial law is defined as when the “Military government engages in the suspension of ordinary law.” The term martial law is thrown around quite a bit these days and the elements of martial law often gets lost in the conversation. Government critics maintain that this administration is merely looking for an excuse to put the country into total state of martial law and begin to act upon their various “enemies of the state” lists and to ultimately suspend the Constitution. I have got news for the more conservative “Glenn Beck” type of fence sitters, martial law is already here and most of the worst elements of martial law have been put into place and are just awaiting a catalyst.
Hard Core Martial Law Characteristics
Hard core martial contains the following elements:
- mass roundup of political dissidents
- dusk to dawn curfews
- rationing of essential resources
- the seizing of personal assets such as food and water
- control over all food and water
- the prohibition of weapons of any kind including guns, knives or chemicals which can be turned into explosives
- the confiscation of property, homes and businesses
- arrests without due process
- massive “papers please” checkpoints with intrusive searches
- forced relocation
- forced conscription into various labor camps and even into the military
- outlawing of free speech
- the installation of massive surveillance programs and the establishment of snitch programs
- the total control or elimination of religion
- control of the media
- executions without due process of law
- total suspension of the Constitution
Just how many of these intrusive government policies are in place? The answer will surprise most readers.
FEMA regulations limit the amount of food and water one can store to three days. Anything in excess of that can get one declared to be a domestic terrorist. Under Agenda 21 provisions, many local governments place severe restrictions on growing one’s own food. Colorado has criminalized the private trapping of rain water and the re-use of irrigation water by farmers. I would say that moves the state quite a long way down the road to hard core martial law.
Through perpetrating various false flag attacks, Obama is doing his best to ban weapons on an incremental scale.
The omnipresent property tax, in this time of high unemployment, increases the amount of forfeited properties and results in the increased confiscations of property, homes and businesses. Just the mere fact that the government tolerates the MERS mortgage fraud in which American homes are being stolen under fraudulent circumstances, constitutes martial law confiscation by the very banksters who are running our government.
The NDAA allows arrests without due process.The Military Commission Act of 2006, in which some can be declared a terrorist for very flimsy and nebulous reasons, constitutes hard core martial law as well.
On July 4, 2013, the TSA and DHS were on several highways, bus stations, train stations and of course, as always, in every airport conducting massive “papers please” searches of property and people. These types of checkpoints are consistent with the most hard core of martial law conditions.
We are not yet witnessing forced relocation of people in large numbers. However, Obama’s friend and previous mentor, Mike Kulig and his Build One America is working towards a tax incentive system which will eventually turn the suburbs into ghost towns. The Agenda 21 restrictions placed upon farmers has forced many into the cities. A rose by any color is still a rose.
The Civilian Inmate Labor program grants the government the ability to forcibly conscript, any citizen, healthy or not, with no age qualifiers into various labor camps and even into the military. Further, Executive Order 13603 grants the government the same authority.
Obama has declared war on journalists as evidenced by the assassinations of Andrew Breitbart and Michael Hastings. In essence, Obama is beginning to outlaw of free speech, whistleblowing and freedom of the press.
Many in the alternative media have known for nearly 20 years about the massive surveillance programs conducted by the NSA and several other alphabet soup agencies. Now, because of Ed Snowden, the ignorant public is aware of the installation of massive surveillance programs which are cataloging everything Americans read, do and say. These conditions were the cornerstone of the East German Stasi. East Germany was in a perpetual state of martial law. And the newly announced Federal worker snitch program to go along with “see something, say something” civilian spy programs which are absolute hallmark indicators of martial law. And if this not enough, there are the omnipresent Threat Fusion Centers and Infraguard.
The church could have served the purpose of opposing the creeping incrementalism of the hard core implementation of martial law. And to this end, most of your churches and your religious leaders have let you down. The control or elimination of religion is being implemented through the 501(c)(3) tax exempt status which prohibits churches from making political stands or backing certain candidates. This past spring, DHS authorities declared “Bible believing Christians” to be domestic terrorists.
The very bankers who desire total control over you have enjoyed total control over the media for at least the last 15-20 years. Ninety five percent of the media is owned by five corporations. Obama, through the UN is trying to take control over the Internet which would leave us with a totally State-run media.This is a hallmark trait of martial law.
Most Americans do not realize that executions without due process of law have already been carried out against American citizens. The primary targeted individual, Anwar al-Awlaki, was a radical Muslim cleric whom U.S. officials said was involved in planning Al Qaeda operations and terror attacks. Besides al-Awlaki, Samir Khan, Jude Kennan Mohammed and Awlaki’s son, Abdulrahman Anwar al-Awlaki, were executed by drones according to Attorney General Holder. The precedent has been set and Holder has declared the authority to carry out unwarranted executions.
Due to the passage of the NDAA, the Patriot Acts, intimidation through the murders of Breitbart and Hastings, the ability for the government to transfer property from one private party to another private party under the New London, CT Supreme Court decision, has rendered much of the Constitution to be null and void.
The only elements that have not yet been acted upon in today’s America with regard to hard core martial law are MASS roundups and MASS executions. I contend that it is only a matter of time and that the NSA surveillance grid is still profiling every individual to that end. The evidence is clear in that soon many of us will not be freely walking the streets of the United States.
Martial law control over a large American city took place this past fall in Boston.
Dave is an award winning psychology, statistics and research professor, a college basketball coach, a mental health counselor, a political activist and writer who has published dozens of editorials and articles in several publications such as Freedoms Phoenix, News With Views and The Arizona Republic.
This article first appeared at The Common Sense Show, which features a wide variety of important topics that range from the loss of constitutional liberties, to the subsequent implementation of a police state under world governance, to exploring the limits of human potential. The primary purpose of The Common Sense Show is to provide Americans with the tools necessary to reclaim both our individual and national sovereignty.