[quote]Martial Law after Obama Election Loss?I have a simple question. Let me preface this with a simple fact that all Presidents in the past have been honorable in handing over control of the U.S. to new Presidents regardless of party. I have a problem with what becomes of President Obama when he loses this election. It appears as though he lives in a very sheltered world in which he believes his own hype. It is my belief that when he loses the Presidential Election, he will be hard pressed to accept this new reality and rebuke of his Presidency. He always wanted to be great and forever loved like FDR is to liberals. This is why he has now embraced the term Obamacare. So with him seeing the possibility of his legacy be forever tarnished and probably ultimately rejected and overturned, he will try to impose Martial Law on the country to retain power. At what point does this power subside and turn over to Romney if the Obama refuses to cede power? If you disagree with the results of the election please do not bother responding. .[/quote]
No chance. Waaayy too much big money and power on the table, to let a community organizer take it and spread it around. And waaayy too many rednecks who are armed to the teeth and absolutely convinced that Obama has a black payback chip on his shoulder. He'd have to flee this country to avoid being tried in the street for treason and sedition.
That said...there are a ton of authoritarian government scenarios which might not be formal 'martial law', but most certainly would reflect the same anti-Constitutional power grabs. And those scenarios are just as well to be employed by Romney, as Obama. Regardless...the two men do have ideological First Principles that are 180 degrees apart. And that...MATTERS. I'd trust Romeny, or GW Bush to break the rules in order to promote individual liberty...while Obama would break them to subordinate indiviual liberty to the collective.
Will be interesting, either way it goes.