2. The law imposed on an occupied territory by occupying military forces. Among aspects of martial law are censorship of radio and newspapers, prohibition of the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages, prohibition of gatherings of more than five persons in the streets, and a requirement of a permit from the local military authorities before any public meeting can be held.
Religious meetings inside may be tolerated by the authorities, held at hours not conflicting with the curfew. In rare cases, martial law has been in effect with armed soldiers barring citizens from being out-of-doors after sunset.
Martial law can be declared due to natural disasters, Stock Market crash, no electricity, riots, biological attack, and anything leading to the breakdown of law and order. The following is a list of executive Orders that are now signed into law.
Executive Order 12656 "Assignment of Emergency Preparedness Responsibilities", " A national emergency is any occurrence, including natural disaster, military attack, technological emergency, or other emergency that seriously degrades or seriously threatens the national security of the United States. Policy for national security emergency preparedness shall be established by the President." This order includes federal takeover of all local law enforcement agencies, wage and price controls, prohibits you from moving assets in or out of the United States, creates a draft, a draft, controls all travel in and out of the United States, and much more.
Executive Order 10995 Seizure of all communications media, radio, television, newspapers, CB and Ham radio, telephones and the internet (in effect, suspension of the first amendment)
Executive Order 10997 Seizure of all electrical power and fossil fuels.
Executive Order 10998 Seizure of all food sources, farms and farm equipment. Food will be rationed. Today some states have anti-hording laws on the books, stating that anything over a one week's supply of food is considered hoarding and against the law.
Executive Order 1099 Seizure of all transportation and control of all highways, interstates and seaports. Any vehicle, public or private, can be taken.
Executive Order 11000 Seizure of all civilians for work under Federal supervision.
Executive Order 11003 Seizure of all airports and aircraft, public or private.
Executive Order 11004 Housing and Finance given authority for population relocation.
Executive Order 12919 Directs various Cabinet officials to be ready to take over virtual all aspects of the United States economy during a "state of national emergency" at the direction of the President.
Executive Order 13010 Directs FEMA to take control over all government agencies in the times of emergency. FEMA is under the direct control of the executive (Presidential) branch of government.
executive Order 11490 establishes presidential control over all United States citizens, businesses, and churches in the times of "emergency"
How To Survive Martial Law
If martial law has been declared in your city or in the country, there are some things you need to do in order to survive the weeks to come. What exactly you do depends on many factors, including where you live, how extensive the limitations are and what kind of prohibitions are set in place for the civil population. City martial law