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  •  No constitution, no country (2+ / 0-)
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    allenjo, Don midwest

    Martial Law is just the rule of thughs. Nothing more, Nothing less.

    You may think that. I couldn't possibly comment.-- Francis Urqhart

    by Johnny Q on Tue Mar 05, 2013 at 04:08:28 PM PST

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    •  I had several friends who lived in Greece under (2+ / 0-)
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      joanneleon, Don midwest

      martial law, the Colonels regime. And the Colonels had their torture prisons where political enemies were sent.

      "Who are these men who really run this land? And why do they run it with such a thoughtless hand?" David Crosby

      by allenjo on Tue Mar 05, 2013 at 04:47:05 PM PST

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    •  Martial law has always been an option (0+ / 0-)

      It's reality. It could happen, but only if there are incredible extenuating circumstances.

      Take, for example, the discovery of a comet on a trajectory to hit the earth within a month. Martial law would be declared. There would be no other option because such a thing could not be kept secret and general chaos as a result of the announcement could not be allowed.

      And martial law or a general uprising, such as wingnuts taking up arms and trying to start a civil war, are the only two circumstances under which the president would ahve the authority to kill American citizens.

      And quite frankly, if James Wingnut took up arms and was directing a general insurrection from some compound in Colorado resulting in massive deaths of civilians in Aurora CO, I'd have no problem whatsoever with Obama targetting Joe Wingnut with a drone to take the motherfucker out.

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