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Is Martial Law Unconstitutional?

Updated on February 17, 2012

Is Martial Law Constitutional?

Martial law is not only unconstitutional, it must be avoided at all cost. The definition of martial law is: the suspension of civil authority and the imposition of military authority. That is where we are headed, if we do not do something about it.

We have a right to whatever religion we chose. We were given provisions for the free religious choice we have in the Unites State with the First Amendment. This very first amendment also protects our freedom of speech and freedom of the press.

First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution - Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Most people don't understand the gravity of what is happening in our country. The last two administrations have signed over all of the authority of this country to one man, and now our government officials can take complete control of the civilian population at any time.

What does the government even need martial law for? It kind of makes you wonder why they would ever need to enforce a police state. What do they have planned for us, if they are pushing government policy in the direction of martial law?

I, for one, would not like to get arrested because my political or religious views were different than those held by the government. We have a right to our free will and civil liberties. Martial law should be avoided at all cost, and should be a congressional decision at best.

Many people believe that it was unconstitutional for President Lincoln to declare martial law in his fight to abolish slavery. If it was unconstitutional for Abraham Lincoln to enforce martial law to abolish slavery, than what constitutional reason could any other President possibly give for the use of it?

Is Martial Law Constitutional?

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      Ruth 5 years ago

      God help us all!!! Why? And How? Did this happen?

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      Aaron Diaz 6 years ago

      Martial law is not only unconstitutional, but it is an atrocity. Any President could take over as he pleases due to this.

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      Captain Jimmy 7 years ago from WV