Martial Law – Definition – Consequences

I looked up the definition for Martial Law just to see how many different interpretations there are. In a Google search, you will find hundreds of definitions most from known dictionary’s others from someone else’s  interpretation.


 While I was reading definitions of Martial Law I kept going back to Ronald Reagan’s quote.

Martial Law

Yep, those nine words scare the hell out of me people! And furthermore, when I think of Martial Law it frightens me even more.

What Is The Definition Of Martial Law Definition martial law. n. a system of complete control by a country’s military over all activities, including civilian. In a theoretical or actual war zone, or during a period of emergency caused by a disaster such as an earthquake or flood, with the military commander having dictatorial powers.

What Are The Consequences of Martial Law

The first and especially relevant is that the U.S. Constitution would be “suspended”.  What does that mean to you? You will have no rights at all.  Freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of assembly all gone. And furthermore, to add insult to injury you could be arrested at any time for any reason whatsoever. This is what happens when all your civil rights are suspended. Get ready for the potential house to house searches and confiscation of firearms, ammunition, food supplies.

What Will Trigger Martial Law?

Martial Law could be triggered by any of numerous events including. Riots and civil unrest, think Ferguson, Baltimore. Civilian authorities have lost control of order and security. When the government is threatened. In time of war either civil or an invasion by foreign powers.  So need I continue Martial Law can be declared for any reason the can find.

How Do You Survive Martial Law?

I have read quite a bit on the subject of what you should do and how you should act. Everyone has an opinion you know what they say about opinions. So what will I do well I hope it never happens and if it does my plan won’t help you. Furthermore, you need to devise your own plan I will, however, make a few suggestions.

Be polite and courteous if confronted by authorities. Keep quiet don’t volunteer information answer questions without giving too much information. And especially relevant don’t look guilty or like you are hiding something. Avoid confrontations if that’s not possible follow this advice.

Have A Plan

Before Martial Law is declared you will or should have a plan are you going to stay in your home or bug out? If you are planning to stay put do yourself a favor hide your weapons and ammunition. Keep one or two around the house something you could afford to lose if asked give them up willingly. Keep the good stuff hidden even if you have to pack it away in a PVC pipe and bury it.

Do the same with food and medical supplies. You will keep enough in your house maybe a two week supply so they won’t think you’re hiding it? Finally, anything you think the authorities might want to take from you hide it well.

Are you bugging out? If this is your plan do so as soon as practical get out within the first 24 hours if not sooner. Also if you are part of a group who will be moving to the bug out location have a rallying point and an alternate rally point. Make sure all members of your family or group know these locations. If you are traveling separately of your group have designated locations to leave or check for messages.

Whatever your plan don’t draw attention to yourself or your family. Always avoid trouble and you should survive Martial Law.








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