Skip to comments.Executive-order panic: Martial law in U.S.?(can O suspend the elections?)
Posted on 11/03/2012 9:01:47 AM PDT by Be Careful
The White Houses late-week release of an executive order has sent the online community into an uproar, worried that President Obama had secretly provided himself means to institute martial law in America.
(Excerpt) Read more at wnd.com ...
Bloomberg appears to be a co-conspirator in this possibility.
Not unless they amend, revise the Constitution............
Stop the madness!
F this cr@p.
I am happy that you seem very clear on this....by what mechanism, given his own order, would he be blocked?
I read that Bloomberg wants 20 days more in order to hold elections in NYC.
No, the doofus cannot legally suspend the elections. Certain states, under their own accord to so, but the-guy-in-the-white-house cannot.(That is if I understand correctly)
We didn’t even suspend them during the Civil War, why do it because of a storm. It has NEVER been done.
Article indicates headline is too far a stretch...and I agree.
I think they recycle these articles every 4 years. Seriously, it ain’t happening.
No president ever had the power per the executive order that O has assigned himself. I hope someone can explain this order to us.
Secondly, the federal government is failing miserably re: Sandy and would doubtful want even more responsibility when it can't bear up under what it already has.
And as to Bloomberg, Sandy may be his undoing. People are starving and homeless and Bloomy still thought the Marathon should go on.
Is this where the huge stash of hollow-point bullets (for Obama-run government agencies) might come in? Only for a contingency, of course.
It won’t happen because the repercussions would be enormous.
To suspend the elections would require an act of Congress. The pResident has no such power regardless of any executive order he creates.
This is tin hat stuff IMO. The military would not be complicit in a martial law scheme. There are limits to their pledge to obey.
Please folks.....All you “Martial Law” theorists forget one important fact. Martial Law in the US is unenforceable. Unless of course the politicians stand up the militia. :-)
Are there not any legal mechanisms to prevent this power grabbing? Can’t congress or the SCOTUS say hey you can’t do that?
No, but I would truly love to see him try to.
Congress determines when presidential elections are to be held, whuch they did in the 19th century (firest Tuesday after the first Monday in Nov.). The individual states actually run the election. The president has no say in the matter.
I wish that the marathon had gone on without him having to face the political pressure of the last few days.
He finally would have been exposed but people yelping about it beforehand helped him to keep the mask in place.
Bloomy is still an out of touch a****** of the highest sorts and I have a feeling that he isn’t going to handle the aftermath of Sandy so well.
Sorry for the typos. Must be this keyboard. :^)
Considering the source I am not too worried as WND does not have a very good track record in my opinion.
Please, we can only hope he tries to suspend the election. It would be the end of the Demon-rat party.
Can he do it? Yes. Will he do it? He is dumb enough to do so
As much talk as the GOP at the Fed level puts out...when it comes to countering Obama...they wimp out (ObamaCare, Birth Certificate/Eligibility). Same with those who are posting on here that allude to Obama doing such as “Conspiracy Theory”...same ones who gave Obama a pass on eligibility. The Fed Level GOP, and their supporters, would roll over for Obama
The one thing that would prevent an Obama Exec Order to suspend elections is that the State and local jurisdictions do have a lot of rights when it comes to conducting elections. and, tend to have more backbone to stand up to Obama. Also, there would not be enough manpower to enforce an Obama X Order dealing with the election
Simply...Obama probably would not get away with an X order dealing w elections...but only a fool or liberal would think he would not try...and no one Fed Level will stop him.
Even if knuckled head Obama did declare a nationwide martial law ....
Do you actually think such a thing could be implemented...?
When it is all said and done we are a nation of 50 sovereign states....DC declare Martial Law and a vast majority of the Governors would ....yawn....
Really this whole thread should be pulled for sheer stupidity of the idea...
You forgot to annotate your remark as sarcasm.
Consta-what? What is that?
3 USC Ch. 1, Table of Contents
§ 1. The electors of President and Vice President shall be appointed, in each State, on the Tuesday next after the first Monday in November, in every fourth year succeeding every election of a President and Vice President.
Failure to make choice on prescribed day
§ 2. Whenever any State has held an election for the purpose of choosing electors, and has failed to make a choice on the day prescribed by law, the electors may be appointed on a subsequent day in such a manner as the legislature of such State may direct.
Section 1. The executive Power shall be vested in a President of the United States of America. He shall hold his Office during the Term of four Years, and, together with the Vice President, chosen for the same Term, be elected, as follows Each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a Number of Electors, equal to the whole Number of Senators and Representatives to which the State may be entitled in the Congress: but no Senator or Representative, or Person holding an Office of Trust or Profit under the United States, shall be appointed an Elector.
The Congress may determine the Time of choosing the Electors, and the Day on which they shall give their Votes; which Day shall be the same throughout the United States.
No. The vote goes on, as scheduled.
The idea that this nasty incompetent fool could take military control is laugh provoking.
The messiah has allowed international tankers into NY harbor to deliver gasoline as an invite to the jihadists and a recipe for a terrorist attack and an excuse to institute martial law and postpone elections, just saying.
go back into hiding.......your negativism is not needed nor wanted and its highly suspicious of Dumbunderground....
My reaction at the time was that he wouldn't, not because he lacked the desire or the scruples, but simply because he didn't believe he would be able to get away with it.
My sense here is much the same. If Obama felt he could somehow implement and get away with it, he would not hesitate to do so, but I suspect at present, the most sober of his advisers would caution him against even attempting it.
Besides, they've been working on their election fraud plans far too long to let them be for naught.
Beware Blog Pimps, all it does is drive site traffic and line their pockets. Once the election is over they will change with the prevailing breeze and go in a new direction.
Folks you need to understand how the Internet is different from MSM. They live and die with advertising, as we say “go where the eyes are” With the explosion in use of the Internet and Smartphones and digital media distribution it is no surprise to me what is going on here.
When you visit these sites they make money, period. You may (or may not) find useful info here but if they can keep you coming back with the latest version of “porn” then they are working you like a cheap whore. Alexa, the main ranking service for web site traffic is what motivates them and as long as you feed the Lion they will keep pumping the crap.
This is reality and the wave of the future but you have to look at their track record, are they acting like a store checkout magazine with the latest hot gossip or are they a solid source of trusted info? It is the same decision, now made digitally about deciding to buy or not buy a copy of the NYT and trusting them to drive what you think.
This is my business and much more beyond it, but as long as you act like an animal that likes to be sheared on a regular basis they will keep doing the same thing.
Have you actually read Obama’s Executive Order, dated March 2012?
Here it is from the WH:
Sounds like you posted after your third martini, so I will forgive your hurtful and rude comment, just this once.
if the storm hit the shores on election day he might have had an excuse. But not now. He isn’t king he needs other people to back him on something like that.
My remarks are not sarcastic.
Thank you for posting that information—I was trying to find time to look it up.
Wonder if he will suspend his ban on Big Gulps....
That is FUNNY!! but at the same time so sad, because it actually reflects the alternate universe that these people live in.......suddenly Big Gulps would prove useful.....
I too have worried about Martial Law over the years as a political weapon. It’s taken me some time to realize that Martial Law can only work if the Law abiding go along with it. Lose them and you lose it all.
And that goes for all levels of government too.
The scary part is that the top levels of the military seem to be in the process of re-configuartion......then, O has the DOJ, the Military and the Press....the perfect storm
You make good points, but the government also has to have the PEOPLE, when they lose the LAW-ABIDING percentage of the populace Martial Law can’t be adequately enforced everywhere. Certainly it can be done in relatively small areas, but everywhere? It would take the cooperation of the citizenry to do so.
And that’s where the media comes into play and their power has been waning for years. Yes they are still strong and as long as they can stay in front of a story with their chosen spin they can keep things going the way they want it to go. But with alternative means of getting out the opposing point of view being more prevalent that power diminishes quickly and believe me, their are few things more powerful than an irate person or populace that knows they have been fooled and mislead and can DO something about it.
The constitution is no more.
(or borrow some if'n yer a gyrl ;-)
because he didn’t believe he would be able to get away with it.
Exactly! That is why we have a Second Amendment.
If it weren’t for the Second Amendment the communists would be slaves today. The Marxists would have already made their move decades ago.
Well—we need to fix that!