To say we live in uncertain times is an understatement. If things weren’t volatile enough prior to Donald Trump being elected the 45th President of the United States, they have become so with increasing frequency since he took office. We are currently, and continuously, bombarded with agenda driven propaganda from the news sources we are supposed to trust with the safety and security of defending the 1st Amendment. At the time of this writing, a majority of mainstream media outlets in America are being scolded for providing nothing more than “fake news.” To be honest, there hasn’t been any real news generated by mainstream media since the Watergate scandal, under the Nixon administration.
Today, we face increasing threats from terrorist countries, as well as our own misguided branches of government. Rather than secure our borders, the powers that be have decided to keep the borders open and urge illegal immigrants to flock to America. We are also experiencing an ever increasing frequency of riots (labeled as protests by mainstream media), in which the public and private property within the area is destroyed. Making matters worse is the lack of police presence and response to these situations.
In addition to these riots, social media platforms present opportunities for anyone with a pen to drum up “conspiracy theories,” and publish them to their followers, which in turn helps deepen the divide among all US citizens. We have also seen warnings out of Washington, D.C. telling the city of Chicago to shape up or federal troops might be sent in to quell the ongoing violence. This is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg when it comes to the politically fueled problems America currently faces, and it’s a big reason many are wondering if Martial Law isn’t such a bad idea.
Millions of Americans simply want to live life without fear. They want to be able to walk outside without worrying about being attacked, or caught up in a protest/riot. They want to be able to send their children to school without worrying about them being attacked or beaten because of their family beliefs. They want to be able to drive to work without being stuck in traffic that is being unnecessarily obstructed. Some of these people are actually fed up enough with the current political climate in America that they want to see Martial Law implemented, believing that it is the immediate answer to solving these issues.
The truth of the matter is this; implementing Martial Law in this nation is a logistical impossibility. It might work in large urban areas where restrictive gun laws have all but stripped the citizenry of their right to own firearms, and even then, the sheer number of people present within the city could overrun any barricades put in place, if they had a mind to. In rural communities, Martial Law would be non-existent; the people living in these communities are more capable of dropping out of sight and living off the land, not to mention they’d be the last pockets of civilization targeted.
Martial Law is therefore a highly unlikely scenario, at least on a nationwide scale. It would not be unheard of, or even unrealistic, to see it implemented in large cities where violence has taken a foothold, but it will not branch out much further than those initial urban boundaries. All US militias, active and reserved forces combined, consist of less than 3 million people, in a country of over 320 million citizens; the numbers alone prevent the thought of national Martial Law.