Martial Law

Most American states have imposed “stay at home” orders, permitting people to leave their homes only for specific, “government-approved” purposes. The trouble is, many of these lockdowns are “unconstitutional and illegal.”

The laws are different across the various countries and states. But consider them all, and a clear pattern emerges. Coronavirus is leading to an outbreak of “lawlessness” at the highest levels.

The Fifth Amendment states that no person shall “be deprived of life, liberty or property, without due process of law.”

Courts have interpreted this amendment to mean that those with an infectious “disease” can be forcibly quarantined, but there must be some form of due process, where they are “proved” to be contagious.

“A government-ordered quarantine of all persons in a city block or a postal zip code or a telephone area code would be an egregious violation of due process, both substantive and procedural,” explained Judge Andrew Napolitano. “Substantively, no government in America has the lawful power to curtail natural rights by decree.

 “Procedurally, notwithstanding the fear of disease contagion, the states and feds may only quarantine those who are actively contagious and will infect others imminently. And it must present evidence of both at a trial at which it bears the burden of proof.”

Other rights, supposedly “enshrined” in law by the U.S. Constitution, are being trampled on, most notably “freedom of religion” and “freedom of assembly.” Churches have been declared “nonessential” and are being forcibly “shut down” by order of the government.

“Can the government simply declare all churches nonessential, close them indefinitely, and thus circumvent the First Amendment with so much ease as to render it effectively nullified from here on out?” asked Matt Walsh. “I doubt that was ever what the men who wrote it had in mind, but here we are.”

More than 16,000 United States “National Guard” members have been deployed across 50 states to help with the coronavirus pandemic by distributing food, running screening facilities, and disinfecting public places. The governors of at least 22 states have approved the use of “dual-status” commanders to coordinate this response. These commanders report to both “the state governor and the command structure of the U.S. military.”

“This response isn’t just about delivering food or supporting covid test centers. It’s about protecting our children, parents and grandparents,” Gen. Joseph Lengyel told the Military Times. “Our nation is looking to the National Guard to help, and we can’t let them down.”

Such military response to a “domestic” problem has never before been activated on a “nationwide” scale. Defense Secretary Mark Esper announced that states have the option of using the National Guard to enforce “stay-at-home” orders during the coronavirus pandemic. The National Guard in Rhode Island has already been going door to door to enforce state-imposed quarantine orders.

“EXCLUSIVE: On tonight’s @CBSEveningNews, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper told us that bringing in the National Guard to help enforce stay-at-home orders would be an option for state governors.” — Norah O’Donnell (@NorahODonnell) April 1, 2020

These “actions” are moving America dangerously close to “martial law.”

The National Guard is a reserve force comprised of citizen-soldiers from each state and territory. It is similar to the state militias of the Founding Fathers’ time. Governors have the right to call up the National Guard to deal with emergencies like coronavirus.

But the “Insurrection Act of 1807” says the U.S. military cannot be used in civilian law enforcement except by presidential authorization in the advent of an “insurrection or invasion.” And Article IV of the U.S. Constitution “bars” the military from “intervening” in state affairs unless the governor requests help because “violence” threatens its republican form of government.

Using the National Guard to enforce “lockdowns” during a bad flu season is a “violation” of the First Amendment right to peaceably assemble. The flu is not a threat to the American “Republican form of government,” and having dual-status commanders “enforce” such lockdowns is dangerously close to a “military takeover of civilian law enforcement.”

Shortly after Barack Obama was elected to a second presidential term, his Department of Defense issued a directive that unilaterally amended the Insurrection Act of 1807. This directive did not get much media attention, but it states that “federal military commanders can use force to put down unexpected civil disturbances in cases where prior authorization by the president is deemed impossible.”

When this order was issued, it did not make sense why President Obama would allow this “power to be delegated out of his hands.” But now that a Republican is president, it appears as if the “directive” was laying the groundwork for a Department of Defense takeover of America in an “emergency circumstance.”

General Lengyel is cautioning government officials against federalizing the state-based National Guard, but a senior military planner recently told Newsweek that federal troops are being prepared to enforce “shelter-in-place” measures. This anonymous planner said that such moves would thrust U.S. soldiers into difficult general law enforcement roles.

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said that if he were president, he would enact “wartime measures by mobilizing military forces to deal with the crisis.” That is a telling statement. It can certainly be argued that the Trump administration has already exceeded its “constitutional authority” by allowing dual-status National Guard commanders to enforce state-imposed “quarantine” orders.

But Biden has urged President Trump to use the “full force of federal authority in the fight against the coronavirus” and said that he would “call out the military” if he were president.

Do Democrats really want to live in a nation where the president and his top generals can send federal troops into the streets to force people to “stay indoors” whenever there is a bad flu season?

2 Kings 14:26-27 NIV shows that God has used President Trump to save America from being completely destroyed, blotted out from under heaven. That statement may sound extreme to those who have not been paying attention to what was going on “behind the scenes” during the Obama administration.

But if Hillary Clinton had been elected, she would have inherited the power to use the “National Security Agency to spy on every American citizen, to use the Central Intelligence Agency to rig elections, and to use the Defense Department to impose martial law using the flu as a pretext.”

Most constitutional scholars agree that such actions would mark the end of America as a “constitutional republic.” The only reason this did not happen is that God showed mercy on the nation and raised up a “flawed human leader” to expose what was happening behind the scenes.

But the danger has not passed. If the “deep state” can find a way to “incapacitate” President Trump and stir up “civil” unrest, they can “invoke” the Department of Defense Instruction No. 3025.21 and attempt to “seize control of the nation in a violent coup.”

That is why people must take advantage of this nation’s temporary resurgence to “pray, fast, study their Bibles,” and turn to God in heartfelt repentance. Only “repentance” by the people can prevent the “sickness” in America’s government from escalating into “full-scale revolution and war.”

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