After Katrina, the people of the Garden District watched as the military was coming down the street. I'm sure they thought to themselves, the military is here, they're going to protect us. They welcomed the military onto their property. Once on their property, the residents were advised the military was there to confiscate their firearms. Those who refused where placed in plastic handcuffs and were ordered to sit on their porches (for their neighbors to see).
What happens if this president signs and these senators go along with a declaration of martial law? The residents of the Garden District will remember the military was not there to protect them after Katrina, the military was there to confiscate their only means of protecting themselves. Will their properties have signs announcing "trespassers will be shot on sight?" Will there be armed residents to enforce the no trespass warning?
The insane resident in the White House and these insane senators are going to start another war, this time American citizens against their own government. People will die, and I get the uneasy feeling the president and these senators won't be unhappy. After all, the possibility then exists that the United States will no longer be a hypothetical battlefield, it will be a real battlefield.
"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."