Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Martial Law will NOT be declared
By: Diane Sori

Lately all you see people posting on Facebook are articles that quote unnamed, so-called inside sources all saying that Barack Hussein Obama is going to declare Martial Law to stop the elections from going forward. The sources these articles are taken from are sources whose credibility is anything but stellar as any source that does not name names really has NO credibility whatsoever.

Yet these posts keep appearing all claiming that the Obama administration is working on creating a deliberate racial and/or economic war based on class warfare so that he can declare Martial Law and shut down the elections.   However, concrete details are sketchy at best or are the stuff of urban legends.  The urban legends are the worst, like the claim that the government is stockpiling every weapon possible to use against ‘We the People’ as they round us up once Martial Law is declared and put us in re-education centers or worse...concentration camps.
Now one ‘supposed’ credible site is even claiming that a staged assassination attempt will be made against Obama that would then be blamed on white supremacists and be used to inflame the black community to start rioting and looting.

Oh you really think the black community will fall for this nonsense.  Some like the New Black Panthers and their ilk might feed into this but the majority of the black population can see through this just as easily as you and I can.

Then we have those sites claiming that the National Defense Resources Preparedness Executive Order signed back in March is a lead-in to Obama declaring Martial Law, and all because it authorizes the federal government to identify "requirements for the full spectrum of emergencies, including essential military and civilian demand," and to "control the general distribution of any material (including applicable services) in this civilian market."

However, and a much as I dislike Obama and all he stands for, this order is just your standard government readiness policy.  In fact it’s almost identical to those orders issued by administrations ever since the days of the Cold War, including by the administrations of Dwight Eisenhower, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush.

With Obama losing support daily as Mitt Romney gains traction. Obama in desperation will try all sorts of bravado to try and keep us from getting out and voting and the fear of Martial Law is the mother lode of all bravado...or so he thinks.

First, you need to understand what Martial Law really is and that it is NOT that easy to declare.  Martial Law is basically temporary rule by state or national military authorities, imposed on civilian populations during times of war or when civil authority has broken down.   

Martial Law has been declared in this country on the national level only once and that was during the Civil War.  On the regional level Martial Law was declared also only once and that was during World War II. Otherwise, it’s been limited to the states.  Civil uprisings, massive political protests, labor strikes, and riots have caused a few state governors to rightly declare some measure of Martial Law at one time or another.

Under Article I, Section 8, Clause 15, of the Constitution, Congress has the power "[t]o provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress insurrections and repel Invasions." Article II, Section 2, Clause 1, of the Constitution declares that "[t]he President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual Service of the United States."  The Supreme Court has interpreted this to mean that a declaration of Martial Law can be imposed by the president or Congress.  A governor, on the other hand, may declare Martial Law within their state as the power to do so is usually in their state constitution.

However, both federal or state courts must first still rule if the implementation of Martial Law and the use of troops is justified because Martial Law is legally considered an act of last resort.

So armed with this knowledge you can see that Martial Law cannot just be declared at whim even by a sitting president.  The circumstances would have to be extraneous with the chance of total chaos and violence being present for Martial Law to be approved by the courts .   

Barack Hussein Obama and his minions might indeed try to instigate a course of events that could lead up to his being able to declare such an action but it’s up to us to NOT fall into that trap.

Also, remember this, to declare Martial Law one needs to have support of the military and troops for such an action.  Do you really and honestly think that with the way Obama has defamed and dishonored our military that they would take arms up against their fellow citizens...I think not.

And do you think it’s even logistically possible or would be easy to enforce.  Again, I think not.  The United States is a big country and as such there wouldn’t be enough troops able to enforce this, in addition to the fact that state and private militias have been formed that would fight this every step of the way.

So the bottom line is that we cannot allow ourselves to be manipulated by Barack Hussein Obama and his minions, including his all-controlled media, into believing Martial  Law could ever really be declared...hell, we can't even prevent illegals from entering our country so what makes Obama think he could ever enforce Martial Law.

Even he is not stupid enough to think he could.


  1. This, IMO, was the single most significant statement you made here:

    "Barack Hussein Obama and his minions might indeed try to instigate a course of events that could lead up to his being able to declare such an action but it’s up to us to NOT fall into that trap."

    You're right - forewarned is forearmed. You've done a great service by sharing this information. I differ in opinion on some of the points you have made, but you know I support your perspectives the majority of the time. :)

    Great piece!

  2. Thanks and I know we cannot always agree 100% of the one can. And yes, forewarned IS forearmed and I hope this Op-ed forewarns as many people as possible. :)