Is the Government Shutdown an Effort to Declare Martial Law?
As of Thursday, April 7th, one day before the deadline, the clowns in Washington have yet to come to an agreement on their hilariously ineffective budget proposals. They have until 12:00 PM EST tomorrow to concur and put forth a proposal, otherwise the government shuts down. It would be insane to believe that the three wars will stop getting paid for, the bombs will stop being dropped on civilians and that the Fed’s printing presses will stop running off worthless currency. However, it is much more likely that the shutdown would cause a considerable deal of civil unrest if all government workers stopped getting paid and all government serves just ceased to function.
If enough unrest occurs in enough places there very well might be a state of Martial Law declared by Obama, allowing him to live out wish to be the president of China. That being said, he isn’t too far from that already, supporting the inhumane treatment of American soldiers with no evidence against them along with the continuation of the horrors at Guantanamo Bay and the institutionalization of extra-legal murder and torture.
Based upon Obama’s history, one very well might think he has been preparing for such an event since he gained office. This very well might be the case.
Seeing how officers don’t hesitate to beat the 71-year old retired CIA analyst Ray McGovern for standing up silently in protest during a Hillary Clinton speech at George Washington University, I do not think law enforcement would treat large-scale civil unrest lightly. Even if it was completely peaceful, as was McGovern’s, protesters would likely be beaten without hesitation or mercy.
Will the government actually shut down after midnight tomorrow? Will Martial Law be declared due to displeased citizens and government workers? Will the many FEMA camps be utilized?
All of these questions can only be resolved once it actually happens. I like to think that such a thing would never happen in America but based on Washington’s recent history, I can’t rule it out.