Habeus Corpus is suspended as is most other freedoms guaranteed under the Constitution. The military becomes the government and to defy them means...well, let's just say you won't get a fair trial if you're not shot first. The people of Chicago under martial law will NOT HAVE ANY RIGHTS WHATSOEVER.
Protests? Nah, just tear gas them, they're clearly disturbing the peace! Out after the military says get in? ARRESTED! Wave a stick at the military overlords? SHOT AND KILLED!
The people of Chicago would be little more than meat to the military should martial law be implemented. On top of this, it sets a dangerous precedent--if the city government doesn't work out its own problems, we'll just send in the military like a coup!
How does this kind of thing not scare anyone? Have we become so complacent that we will willingly allow every single freedom we have destroyed in the name of security?
Thankfully, from what I've read, the governor will not call for martial law unless the mayor of Chicago specifically asks for it. They mayor would be asked to commit political suicide, which won't happen unless things get REALLY out of hand. However, I'm waiting for someone to say things have gotten worse in Chicago, because the whole idea of martial law needs to be tested on a small group before you deploy it nationally.
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April 27, 2012 06:22 AM PDT
I just sent this post to a bunch of my friends as I agree with most of what you’re saying here and the way you’ve presented it is awesome. ,133707,http://cowlog.blogdrive.com/archive/537.html
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October 2, 2012 09:25 PM PDT
Ban on women driving should be considered world wide... :-) I would never allow my wife driving my car.. :-),323399,http://cowlog.blogdrive.com/archive/537.html
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