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#290641 - 09/20/18 10:03 PM Martial Law
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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What do we do in the event martial law is declared? More specifically what I want to know is what to do when away from home and martial law is declared?

Jeanette Isabelle
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#290643 - 09/21/18 04:30 AM Re: Martial Law [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
Herman30 Offline
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Less than polite response deleted.


Edited by chaosmagnet (09/22/18 09:26 PM)

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#290645 - 09/21/18 09:06 AM Re: Martial Law [Re: Herman30]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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I said "martial law," not "martian law."

Jeanette Isabelle
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#290646 - 09/21/18 10:52 AM Re: Martial Law [Re: Herman30]
adam2 Offline
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If martial law is declared, then government powers are almost unlimited, with most or all of the normal legal system suspended.

Under such conditions, it would in general be best to follow the directions of the government, which will likely be enforced by the armed forces as well the police.

Remember that disobeying instructions under martial law is likely to result in imprisonment, perhaps in conditions much harsher than would normally be allowed, or even in being shot.

If you decide not to follow emergency instructions, then remember that this is likely to be a very high risk strategy.
Enforcement is likely to be stricter in urban areas. TPTB CAN patrol densely occupied areas very thoroughly and shoot violators
Out in the countryside, there are simply not enough troops to patrol everywhere, though remember that a variety of surveillance techniques allow a small force to observe a large area.

Also under martial law, TPTB can confiscate firearms, food, fuel, precious metals, real estate, and anything else considered useful.

Any last minute or half hearted efforts to conceal supplies are unlikely to succeed and may result in summary execution.

It might be worth thoroughly concealing a stash of vital supplies well in advance, like now.
A deeply buried large plastic barrel containing long life supplies might be prudent.
If RECENTLY buried it might be readily detected, but after a year or two, the concealment should be effective.

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#290648 - 09/21/18 01:24 PM Re: Martial Law [Re: adam2]
hikermor Offline
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"Also under martial law, TPTB can confiscate firearms, food, fuel, precious metals, real estate, and anything else considered useful.

Any last minute or half hearted efforts to conceal supplies are unlikely to succeed and may result in summary execution."

Goodness gracious!! You all certainly do play rough in Merrie Olde England. Can you give any relatively recent examples (say after the Norman Conquest) of the implementation of such extreme measures?

It might be worthwhile to define the terms in use here. And whatever is "TPTB"?
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#290649 - 09/21/18 01:52 PM Re: Martial Law [Re: hikermor]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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TEOTWAKI deleted.


Edited by chaosmagnet (09/22/18 09:25 PM)
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#290650 - 09/21/18 02:10 PM Re: Martial Law [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
quick_joey_small Offline
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> If martial law is declared, then government powers are almost
> unlimited, with most or all of the normal legal system
> suspended.
Untrue

wikipedia:
'Martial law is the imposition of direct military control of normal civilian functions of government, especially in response to a temporary emergency such as invasion or major disaster, or in an occupied territory.'

The military are still subject to law. The Confederacy were under martial law after the civil war. That didn't give the union army the right to go round murdering anyone they wanted.

If you are somewhere that lets the military do anything they like. There is a simple solution for almost everyone on this forum.

Get a plane home.

qjs

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#290651 - 09/21/18 03:17 PM Re: Martial Law [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
quick_joey_small Offline
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Less than polite response deleted.


Edited by chaosmagnet (09/22/18 09:26 PM)

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#290653 - 09/21/18 03:39 PM Re: Martial Law [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
chaosmagnet Offline
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Registered: 12/03/09
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There were some good answers on this thread but I'd like to point out 1) this isn't a survivalist/TEOTWAWKI forum and 2) some of the responses were not as polite as they should be. Thread locked.


chaosmagnet

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#290666 - 09/22/18 09:24 PM Re: Martial Law [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
chaosmagnet Offline
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A request was made for me to reconsider, and the result is that the thread is now unlocked.

Here’s how it stays unlocked:
  • No personal attacks or bashing
  • No TEOTWAWKI stuff



chaosmagnet


Edited by chaosmagnet (09/22/18 09:24 PM)

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