Originally Posted by bigbuck
Bravo 4, We had a tornado hit my home town and the national guard was called in because of looting . We had a set time to be home . They checked for our address on our drivers license . I really didnt like the ideah of armed soldiers posted at the 4 way stop 300 ft from my drive way . I was ready to do what needed to be done if someone came to my residence to steal ! One land owner erected a sign (4x8) that said he would shoot first and call the cops after the fact. I guess folks that didnt have any guns to protect themselves with didnt mind the national guard in our area. I feel like the Big Gov could use a disater for a reason to control . I mean their is stealing that goes on everyday so this alone should not dictate the "martial Law" . What is some ground rules for Martial Law? And how do you feel about this from a military stand point ?
Things have to be bad enough that the local law enforcement cannot handle the situation; riots, mass looting, etc for martial law to be imposed. Then the military is the law and your rights mean squat. I hate to say it but sometimes it's needed, even on our own soil. Katrina is the perfect example. It was heart breaking to see how Americans would act and treat each other. I expect that behavior in a country like Iraq but never here. Some people have to be put in their place and innocent folks get caught in the cross fire...literally!
Some folks say the government gets in our business too much, and for the most part I would be the first one to say that. But on the other hand there are just as many folks that don't think the gov does enough. After things settled down in New Orleans and FEMA and the Red Cross came in I was in charge of the security at one of there aid sites. They would take in 1,500 people a day and were handing out all kinds of stuff including $1,500 to each household. That wasn't enough and people were getting pissed about how our government is doing nothing. Are you freaking kidding me!? What in the hell does our government have to do with you living in a giant flood zone and you not having insurance? That and mobs were attacking soldiers trying to hand out food and water.
I've heard it said: The person is smart, but people are stupid.