I had a discussion with a friend recently who claims that neither the Military nor federal law-enforcement would never fire on American citizens. Unfortunately, I beg to differ. As long as the media can convince Americans that a certain segment of society is the enemy anything is possible. FDR used the Military to place innocent American citizens behind barbed wire after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Federal law enforcement attacked an innocent US Army Veteran's family after a failed attempt to force him into being a federal informant. The legendary Ruby Ridge siege happened during a republican administration and an FBI sniper was indicted for shooting a woman in the face while she was holding an 18th month old baby in her arms. Tanks and poison gas were used against an alleged subversive religious sect in Waco Tx. while breathless reporters claimed Koresch had secret weapons capable of shooting miles and he was engaging in child abuse at that very moment so the feds better invade quickly. The allegations were never proven and as a matter of fact Koresch lay dying from wounds at the time. Tanks and attack helicopters were called in and only a few Branch Dividians survived the invasion. Recently the feds shipped over 2,000 illegal weapons to Mexico. Allegedly hundreds of Mexican citizens were killed as well as a US Border Patrol agent. The weapons are still in (rebel?) criminal hands and the media either ignores the crime or justifies the administration's action My opinion is that it might be difficult for the left wing administration to get away with full scale Martial Law but it could be done in stages. We just saw the Mussolini looking head of the largest union in the Country standing next to the grinning president and shouting "we are your army and we are ready to march and take those SOB's (American citizens?) out, so there is support within the radical rank and file of union members. The media ignored Jesse Jackson Jr. recently when he suggested that the "states were in rebellion" so it justifies any action Obama might take and the Governor of N.C. offered a suggestion that the Constitution be tabled for a while and the 2012 elections be posponed. Anything is possible if the democrat party stands united and the media supports the action.