The Road Map to Martial Law
It has taken 60 years to carefully prepare contingency plans for martial law in the United States. It began with the Japanese internment camps during World War II and has grown like a tropical rain forest ever since. The final nail in the coffin has been hammered in during the Bush Administration with the systematic dismantling of the Constitution. Now each and every one of us can be considered a terrorist at the whim of the government or any policing authority.
The average Joe and Jane don't pay any attention to the laws passed by our government, but they should because their civil liberties are at stake. Martial law is nothing more than a totalitarian government that has total power and control over its citizens for as long as it wants...if anyone doesn't like it, they'll end up in a detention camp for years without charges, lawyers or trial by their peers. History has shown this to be true of all totalitarian governments. In many of those "concentration camps" the detainees did not come out alive. Detention camps are being built in the U.S. right now (by none other than Haliburton for $385 million). They say the purpose of the "camps" is for a possible major influx of illegal immigrants, or a housing spot for victims of major disasters, etc., but they will be used by the government to contain/detain any citizen they wish to put there. That's why barbed wire is on top of the fences.
We are one terrorist attack away from martial law. The more we prod the hornet's nest (Iran, etc.) the more likely we will get stung. And the harder you prod it, the more likely you will be stung big time. The attack is inevitable and this government's response is predictable. Everything is in place for this scenario to go down.
If Dictator (his word, not mine) Bush takes it upon himself to attack Iran and people fill the streets in protest, each of those protesters can be deemed enemy combatants and can be detained indefinitely without habeas corpus.
Here is a great article about the subject. It is a little lengthy but is rife with imbedded links backing it up.