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Executive Order - Is President Obama Contemplating Martial Law?

Updated on August 21, 2012
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What the Heck is Martial Law?

Martial Law is the imposition of military rule over a State or Region of the United States. Martial Law is a seldom used tool that the President of the United States has at his or her disposal should they need outright control of the citizenry and our essential services and supplies. It is most likely to be invoked during times of war or civil unrest. It is meant to be a temporary and short term solution.

Obama sent out a new Executive Order on Friday July 6, 2012. This time it was the Assignment of National Security and Emergency Preparedness Communications Functions. This means, in times of crisis, or perceived crisis, Obama can take control of all Internet, cell phone, land lines, ham radios etc... See link below for full details. The previous Executive Order that Obama set forth created a council of appointed State Governors who are assigned to work closely with the Feds to beef up Military control over domestic security. Why would Obama do this, what is the reason behind this order? There are many theories behind that question.


Theories Behind Possible Martial Law

If you search the web you will find several theories about why folks believe that Obama is indeed planning Martial Law and why he is doing so. Here are a few of those theories:

Theory One: Obama is laying the ground work for his campaign promised “national civilian security force”. This force will be coordinated at the state level under authority of the Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security. This "force" would be essentially "deputized" in an emergency to function under direct authority of the feds. The sovereignty of the states would be ended. This would be a big step towards ending the United States as a Republic.

Theory Two: Obama wants the ability to cancel Presidential elections in November under the guise of "we are in the throws of a national emergency" i.e. maybe a war with Iran, and cannot possibly switch Leaders at this crucial time in our history

Theory Three: Obama is preparing for an inevitable war between Iran and Israel and wants to have the ability to approve the dispensing of all domestic energy, production, transportation, food, and water supplies as he deems necessary to protect national security. We all know Obama doesn't support Israel so he may believe this gives him some extra monopoly money if we are pressured into sanctions against Iran.

Theory Four: This is just routine Government business and nothing at all for American citizens to be worried about - this is what the White House is officially stating on the matter.



Adding More Fuel to the Fire July & August 2012

Today on the Drudge Report the headline read: "DHS (Dept of Homeland Security) prepares for Civil Unrest as Obama poised to Destroy 2nd Amendment." According to this article the DHS is preparing to test use 30,000 US spy Drones under the guise of "public safety." At the same time the drones are being prepped the Federal Protective Service (FPS) is preparing for civilian riots by putting in a rush order for Riot Gear. This riot gear included upper body, groin, and forearm protectors, carry bags, tactical gloves, and maximum protection riot helmets. Why would Obama try to mess with the 2nd Amendment, the massacre in Aurora Colorado? If that is the case then why didn't he do it when Gabby Gifford's was shot, or when any of the other psychopaths got a gun recently and shot innocent civilians? Is this a convenient time for Obama to assert more Government control over the American citizens? One has to wonder.

August 15, 2012 - The Department of Homeland Security, The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and now the Social Security Administration have purchased hundreds of thousands of rounds of ".357 Sig 125 grain bounded jacketed hollow point ammunition." It makes at least some sense that the Department of Homeland Security buys ammunition but it makes no sense at all for theThe National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration or the Social Security Administration to do so. What are they up to? What are they preparing for?

What Do You Think?

Do you think Obama is preparing us for Martial Law

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What Do You Think part 2

Why would Obama want Martial Law?

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Obama signs Executive Order NDRP Martial Law - Hannity Full News Clip Fox News (Mar 19, 2012)

From Obama's own mouth

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      Scott Biddulph 5 years ago from Gainesville Georgia

      This guy has got to go! Great Hub--WP

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      Davesworld 5 years ago from Cottage Grove, MN 55016

      Imposing Martial Law is a bit difficult for the President of the United States. A couple of old statutes get in the way: Posse Comitatus and the Insurrection Act (look 'em up on Wikipedia). Both severely restrict the use of the Army and Air Force for purposes of upholding civilian law, ie. Martial Law. Lots of conditions have to be met and Congress gets involved whenever the President wants to impose Martial Law, even in limited circumstances such as the 1992 Los Angeles riots (the last time the Army was used this way).

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      Sheila 5 years ago from Surprise Arizona - formerly resided in Washington State

      swb78 - I agree - we need to make sure that Obama does not get re elected! Thank you for the kind words. Take care.

      Dave - It is difficult but not impossible. We cannot take our eyes off this President for a minute. He has challenged the Constitution on more than one occasion, he is corrupt beyond beleif, and I do not trust him for a minute.... Thank you for reading and commenting, it is always appreciated!

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      oceansider 4 years ago

      Hi Conservative Lady,

      I liked reading this article about Obama, and I have to say that I agree with you.....I am praying he will not get re-elected...I don't trust him either!...Oh, by the way, thank you for following my hubs, and I am now also following yours.

      Take care,

      Helen

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      Sheila 4 years ago from Surprise Arizona - formerly resided in Washington State

      Hello Oceansider, thank you for reading and commenting, it is appreciated! I am doing my part to "Vet" Obama as the media doesn't seem to want to tell the truth about him.

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      Hubdooblr 4 years ago

      Every election it seems this story creeps back up. While is does make for sexy headlines, and some interesting television, it's simply nonsense.

      First: Yes, as commander-in-chief, the President can declare martial law. However, Congress can override his declaration. Seeing as there is a Republican congress, you can pretty much count on them squashing any attempt by the President to implement Martial Law.

      Second: Martial law can only be declared when the local civil authorities are "unable" or "incapable" of dealing with a specific threat, as in the case of an invasion of the U.S. mainland, or nuclear attack.

      Third: Having served in the Army, I can tell you, from a logistical standpoint, it would be impossible to "secure" the United States. Even if we recalled all U.S. troops from overseas, we simply don't have the manpower. We couldn't even secure Iraq (which is about the size of Texas) effectively.

      Lastly, there is the CWG (Crackpots With Guns) factor. You think that the insurgency in the middle east was bad? This would be the "dream scenario" of every one of these "survivalist groups" that have been preaching about this kind of thing for decades.

      Again, it makes for great headlines, but it's just like any other "doomsday" scenario, all sizzle- no sausage.

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      cascoly 4 years ago from seattle

      nice fair & balanced poll you created -- under "why have martial law" you don't even include the option for "it's ridiculpous to even think it would happen"

      funny how right wingers are so concerned about obama WHILE THEY ACCEPTED EVERYTHING THAT BUSH-CHENEY DID TO SUBVERT INTERNATIONAL LAW

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      Sheila 4 years ago from Surprise Arizona - formerly resided in Washington State

      Hubdooblr - nowhere in my Hub do I say we are headed for Martial - it is a good topic of discussion to make certain we never do go there. I actual agree with what you have stated but would you have read the hub if I had called it "There is no chance of Martial Law" or something more bebign. We are all here to get traffic to our Hubs and apparently it is working for this one.

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      Sheila 4 years ago from Surprise Arizona - formerly resided in Washington State

      cascoly - if I had to guess I would say you are fairly young and still naïve or you live in a very Liberal area and have been thoroughly brainwashed.

      I am hopeful that once Romney takes office and gets America back on track you will see how bad Obama really was at being president.

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      Hubdooblr 4 years ago

      I don't fault you for going after the "ratings", as I said, it makes for sexy headlines. =)

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      Sheila 4 years ago from Surprise Arizona - formerly resided in Washington State

      Thanks Hubdooblr - sexy is always rewarding. Have a great evening.

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      Criss 4 years ago from Southern California

      I guess there always has to be a conspiracy theory!

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      Kate the Fair 4 years ago

      Great hub! I wrote about this very thing a couple of years ago and firmly believe that if he thought he could get away with it he would do it. What scares me is he seems to be getting away with an awful lot that most presidents would have been impeached for by now. I hope you will keep the vetting going. People need to be informed whether they believe it or not.

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      oceansider 4 years ago

      Hi Conservative Lady,

      I am re-visiting your hub, and had left you comments when I first visited several months back.....I am truly disappointed that Obama has been re-elected, as I am sure you are, however, I am praying that he will turn to Jesus Christ and bow his knee to Him, asking what His will is for our country....It appears that for the last four years, he has been doing things according to what is beneficial for him and not our country....and I really thought that people would have woken out of their brain-washed state and finally realized that Obama should not be in the White House....I was actually thinking that Romney would win, because people can see the difference between the two men....it is literally day and night!....So, I will keep praying that God's will shall be done in spite of Obama being president....and I do sincerely hope that people will still come to the knowledge that he is no good for us....I do not know how impeachment proceedings are started, but I do have a strong feeling that someone will set that in place down the road....and

      ****I agree with Kate the Fair who commented before me, that he certainly has gotten away with a lot...and that yes, indeed other presidents would have been impeached by now....so I believe we can still have that hope....and yes, people need to wake up and they need to be informed....I believe many people have actually idolized Obama for some crazy reason....but we know that a smile that is big, and speaking clearly from the tele-prompter does not make a good leader!!!!!

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      Sheila 4 years ago from Surprise Arizona - formerly resided in Washington State

      Kate - thank you so much for the words of encouragement. I will keep vetting until impeachment as I too think that is how we will get him out of office. He has proven himself incompetent and untrustworthy.

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      Sheila 4 years ago from Surprise Arizona - formerly resided in Washington State

      Thank you Oceansider - I was absolutely shocked that Obama was reelected and I am still wondering if there wasn't more voter fraud then we know about. I will keep spreading the word about his wrong doing and I pray every night that we get back to being "One Nation Under God" before it is too late. I too think impeachment is inevitable - he has been so corrupt.

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      just a conspiracy theorist 4 years ago

      Obama and his bunch are pushing to raise the riot level of the conservative right, so they will have no choice but to impose martial law. I'm sure they are laughing their asses off at how much shit the American people have tolerated already. No one could seriously believe in the crap they've been pulling. From Acorn to Libya it has been one nightmare lie after another.

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      My Esoteric 9 months ago from Keystone Heights, FL

      Thank you for the laughs as I read your myth-based fantasy. Normally, I am much more civil in my criticism, but this is sounding like #LyinTrump wrote it.

      Yes, the Supreme Court determined that two clauses in the Constitution, which DO NOT mention "martial law" give either the President or Congress the power to declare it. It has been done once by Republican Abraham Lincoln at the beginning of the Civil War.

      Your "national security force" is from a single statement in a single campaign speech which was referring to Peace Corp type organizations whose focus is good works in America.

      As to your other fanciful preparations for martial law, I suspect there is a kernel of truth in each, such as buying bullets. but I have no doubt that if I look, your conclusions are simple storytelling.

      If executive orders are your measure of how likely a President is to declare martial law, as your title implies, then PBO is a piker compared to 90% of his modern predecessors. LOL

      Oh, by the way, studies show there was no voter fraud in the 2012 election and chances are he would win a third. Also, Obama better hurry to fulfill your theories for he only has 5 more months in office.

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