Barack Obama Suspending Elections Through Martial Law?
Speculations have been running wild as people are saying President Barack Obama would implement martial law to suspend elections.Advertisement
Secret meetings have allegedly been conducted by international political elites to stop Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. A Trump nomination could cause intense recoil among the political establishment. Thus, several are speculating that Obama might be ready to declare martial law and postpone the election.
According to The Political Insider, declaration of martial law is done during a crisis. In this period, all civil activities must be managed by the government to maintain peace. Application of martial law also suggests the suspension of many constitutional rights, which are supposedly reinstated once the crisis is under control.
It is well-known that the current president of the United States has become unpopular with the U.S. Military after providing higher ranks to loyalists. He also suggested that a “civil national security force” would be extremely valuable. This was particularly directed towards U.S. citizens, not outside threats.
“We cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives we’ve set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded,” the president said in 2008.
According to The Hill, Ben Carson, then-Republican presidential hopeful, said in 2014 that the 2016 presidential elections might not take place due to anarchy. Carson speculated that there might be no election as there could be “so much anarchy going on.”
“I hope that that’s not going to be the case, but certainly, there is the potential,” Carson said.
“Because you have to recognize that we have a rapidly increasing national debt, a very unstable financial foundation and you have all these things going on like the ISIS crisis that could very rapidly change things that are going on in our nation.”
However, speculations might not occur in reality, since the presidential debate will be taking place. The first Presidential Debate of the 2016 U.S. elections would start Monday night, as reported by CBC.
It would be a one-on-one match between Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican candidate Donald Trump. The two candidates are fighting to follow President Barack Obama and are both close to each other in the polls.