State of Emergency: What Might Trump Be Planning & Why?

By Paul Dowling
“The Privilege of the Writ of Habeas Corpus shall not be suspended, unless when in Cases of Rebellion or Invasion the public Safety may require it.”  —The Constitution of the United States, Article I, Section 9, Clause Two
Rumors of Martial Law
People are talking, as President Trump’s State of the Union Address approaches.  The Internet is swarming with rumors that Trump might declare some form of “martial law.”  But what does the president actually have the power to invoke, during a time of national emergency?  According to the US Constitution, Article I, Section 9, Clause Two, the Privilege of the Writ of Habeas Corpus may be suspended “when in Cases of Rebellion or Invasion the public Safety may require it.”  Although this power lies within the proper role of the Legislative Branch, the US Constitution also states, in Article IV, Section 4, the following: “The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence.”  This language would seem to justify Lincoln’s suspension of the Writ early during the Civil War, a time of rebellion when the threat of domestic violence loomed and the national legislature was not in session.
Concerning his April 27th, 1861, suspension of the Writ of Habeas Corpus on part of the Florida coast, and his July 2nd suspension of the Writ between Philadelphia and New York, Lincoln gave the justification that “we have a case of rebellion, and the public safety does require” the use of that [suspension] clause.  Lincoln continued (–lincoln-s-suspension-of-the-writ-of-habeas-corpus?rgn=main;view=fulltext): “Now it is insisted that Congress, and not the Executive, is vested with this power [as the Suspension Clause is in Article I, which describes the powers of Congress].  But the Constitution itself is silent as to which, or who, is to exercise the power; and as the provision was plainly made for a dangerous emergency, it cannot be believed the framers of the instrument intended that, in every case, the danger should run its course, until Congress could be called together; the very assembling of which might be prevented . . . by the rebellion. . . .  Whether there shall be any legislation upon the subject, and if any, what, is submitted entirely to the better judgment of Congress.”  So, here is a question for serious consideration: What if President Trump, upon Congressional failure to reach a compromise on building a Border Wall, allows the government to shut down once again?  Or what if the Congress merely decides to recess, once a measure is approved to keep the government going?  Does Trump get to suspend the Writ of Habeas Corpus, based upon such a circumstance?  Or might President Trump merely utilize the precedent of the Lincoln’s having invoked the suspension of the Writ?  After all, Congress, in taking no immediate action back when Lincoln suspended Habeas Corpus, allowed Lincoln’s action to stand, waiting all the way until March 3rd, 1863, before giving formal Congressional sanction to Lincoln’s suspension of the Writ.  Thus, President Trump has an important legal precedent on his side.  And, if all else fails, there is always President Obama’s Executive Order 13603 to help grease the skids.
Obama on the Declaration of a National Emergency
On March 16th, 2012, President Barack Obama signed Executive Order 13603 (  About this Order, the Wikipedia ( says this: “The National Defense Resources Preparedness executive order (Executive Order 13603) is an order of the President of the United States. . . .  The purpose of this executive order is to . . . address national defense resource policies and programs under the Defense Production Act of 1950.  Executive Order 13603 provides the framework and authority for the allocation or appropriation of resources, materials, and services to promote national defense.  A number of viral emails claimed that the executive order ‘creates martial law.’ . . .  In reality, the order updated long-existing directives that have been issued ever since the Truman administration.  Such presidential directives update the resources covered under the Defense Production Act, which was enacted in the 1950s and is reauthorized by Congress every few years.  The act ‘allows presidents to delegate authority to various federal departments and agencies. . . .  The fact-checking website noted: ‘Despite claims that the executive order provided the President with unprecedented new powers such as declaring martial law, seizing private property, implementing the rationing of food, gasoline, and drugs, restarting peacetime conscription, and nationalizing American industry, merely by declaring a national emergency, the National Defense Resources Preparedness EO issued by President Obama was simply a minor updating of a similar order issued by President Bill Clinton in 1994.’ . . .  In particular, this executive order removes the name of the Federal Emergency Management Agency from previous orders, and replaces it with references to branches of the Department of Homeland Security. . . .” This explanation, courtesy of the ofttimes left-leaning Wikipedia, that minimizes so many of the concerns regarding the power of this Executive Order, was accepted wholeheartedly by the political Left, due to the EO’s being signed by Obama—even as many Conservatives and Libertarians decried the Order.  It would, therefore, be ironic if President Trump cited this Obama-era Executive Order to justify some of the actions he might choose to take during a time of declared national emergency.
What Conservatives and Libertarians have objected to so strongly about EO 13603 may, surprisingly, work to their advantage when being used, like Judo, against the Deep State forces trying to overthrow America’s free republic.  (This EO may, of course, one day be rewritten to comply more closely with the ideals of how a republic really ought to run in a time of national emergency; and perhaps accompanying legislation might be enacted to better guide and limit the scope of such Executive Orders.)  So effectively, by signing this order, Obama has created a justification for the use of emergency measures, even during peacetime, that are usually reserved for times of global conflict.  The Disillusioned Blogger (, whose thinking is not out of the mainstream of conservative thought, has written, “The U.S. does not have to be embroiled in all-out war for these [EO 13603] measures to take effect.  It could happen in response to a domestic act of terror such as 9/11, Sandy Hook, or Orlando.”  An illegal-alien invasion of America across an unsecured border—that results in the facilitation of, and increase in, the instances of child sex-trafficking, slavery, rape, murder, and opioid abuse—would provide ample reason to invoke Obama’s Executive Order.  And how could the Democrat-controlled media object, since it was created with their support?
One More Thing—Obama Also Signed an EO Allowing Total Presidential Control of the Media
Obama also signed Executive Order 13618, on July 6th, 2012, which allows the president to take over the media.   The Wikipedia entry on this EO ( is almost identical to the entry cited above, conforming in most respects to what the Wikipedia says about EO 13603, so there is no need to quote it here.  It would be more instructive simply to read the language of Obama’s Executive Order (, which begins like this: “The Federal Government must have the ability to communicate at all times and under all circumstances to carry out its most critical and time sensitive missions.  Survivable, resilient, enduring, and effective communications, both domestic and international, are essential to enable the executive branch to communicate within itself and with: the legislative and judicial branches; State, local, territorial, and tribal governments; private sector entities; and the public, allies, and other nations.  Such communications must be possible under all circumstances to ensure national security, effectively manage emergencies, and improve national resilience.  The views of all levels of government, the private and nonprofit sectors, and the public must inform the development of national security and emergency preparedness (NS/EP [National Security or Emergency Preparedness]) communications policies, programs, and capabilities.”  And the Order goes on to say that the Government will “receive, integrate, and disseminate NS/EP communications information to the Federal Government and State, local, territorial, and tribal governments, as appropriate, to establish situational awareness, priority setting recommendations” and that it will further “satisfy priority communications requirements through the use of commercial, Government, and privately owned communications resources, when appropriate.”  Therefore, Obama’s Executive Order not only permits, but encourages, the takeover by the Government of all social media, in addition to all public and private news and communications networks and businesses.  The fact that Trump has allowed this EO to stand means something, and it is quite possible that Americans will soon find this out.
The Possible Twofold Purpose for Trump of a National Emergency
One of Trump’s primary goals as president has been connected to his desire to shut down the child sex-trafficking—facilitated by America’s open border with Mexico—that fuels the pedophilia epidemic that is so deeply embedded in, but not limited to, Washington, DC, and Hollywood, California.  The fact that there are more than 72,500 sealed indictments in America at this writing (, courtesy of the hard work of Trump’s legal team, is owing to the fact that so many pedophiles are included in that count; and many of them are important powerbrokers, politicians, and CEOs.  It is entirely possible that, to minimize the risk of flight by these criminals to other jurisdictions, Trump will choose to make arrests within a brief time window, using the state of national emergency to employ US Marines for the purposes of helping to carry out many of the arrests, while temporarily suspending the Writ of Habeas Corpus to halt the release of these criminals, once caught.  The Marine Corps is the one branch of the military that reports directly to the president and which is not covered statutorily by the Posse Comitatus Act ( that otherwise prevents the use of military police to arrest civilians.  (Nor is the Coast Guard covered by the Act.)  Since numerous traitorous and pedophilic politicians might be arrested, Trump may have to use the Marines or the National Guard, or both, in order to quiet rioting by Deep State actors around the country effectively, for purposes of national defense.
Why the Internet is Abuzz with Rumors of Martial Law
As anyone who follows Q knows (, there have been signals from the Q Team ( that mass arrests may indeed happen at some point in the near-future.  To quote Q, in Q-drop 2494 (, “D5.  Nothing can stop what is coming.  Nothing.  This election was not about fixing the economy, trade, borders, military, protecting our children etc. all so another corrupt politician or ‘insider’ can simply undo it [band-aid].  This was not simply another 4-year election, but a crossroads in the history of our civilization that will determine whether or not WE, THE PEOPLE, reclaim control over our gov’t.”  Then Q provides an explanatory link at the end of the Q-drop, referencing a speech by Trump:  In this quote, Q hints at a snowball effect that promises to develop, as events begin to compound themselves, one upon another, with the forces unleashed developing into an unstoppable category D5 avalanche that could literally ‘bring down the House,’ as Q maintains, per Q-drop 2253 (  At present, all of this information is little better than speculative, but the time is approaching when Americans will indeed find out the shape of things to come.  It might behoove Americans to know, in advance, of a possible need to prepare for such an eventuality.  Stocking up on food and water might not hurt, as well as preparing for possible disruptions in Internet and banking services by having some cash on hand, just in case.
Real-World Proof That Arrests May Actually Be Coming
Q is not really that mysterious for those who have chosen to go down a few choice “rabbit holes” as suggested by Q.  For such investigators, the veil of conspiracy theory begins to lift, revealing that much more conspiracy fact actually exists as the basis for believing in Q’s Plan, especially in light of the fact that so much previously promised has already been carried out, often in surprising or unexpected ways.  Of course, for Q to explicitly indicate when all the future events being promised will unfold would alert the Deep State enemies of the American Republic as to how they might best implement countermeasures to block the efforts of Trump, the Q Team, and the Patriots.
However, here are a few real-world clues that indicate that mass arrests are likely coming in the near-future: 1) There has been a great deal of construction taking place, more than $200 million worth at Guantanamo during the past year alone, according to an article in that is well-worth the read, entitled “When It Comes to Guantanamo, Trump Is Truly the Builder in Chief” (; 2) new guidelines have been delivered to the president governing the transfer of detainees to Guantanamo, per a McClatchy DC Bureau article entitled, quite appropriately, “Pentagon delivers new guidelines on transferring detainees to Guantanamo” (; and 3) according to The Intelligencer, more than 100 members of the 305th Military Police Company of Wheeling were given a 400-day deployment to Guantanamo Bay recently, per an article entitled “305th Military Police Company Deploys to Guantanamo Bay” (
To facilitate all of this, President Trump has revised the rules for military courts-marital in his Executive Order 13825 (, of March 1st, 2018, which has taken full effect only recently, on January 1st, 2019.  This Order clarifies the rules by which enemy combatants who are not members of the military might be tried by military tribunals, thus avoiding the corrupt civil judiciary that has been set in place by corrupt Deep State politicians, over the years, to institute a two-tiered justice system that punishes Patriots while allowing Deep State actors to run free; for example, Hillary Clinton, who sold over 20% of America’s uranium to Putin-controlled Rosatom, while getting away scot-free (until now), arranged $25 million in payments to Fusion GPS to generate fake information to frame Trump for “Russian collusion” and, ultimately, impeachment (  This was nothing less than a treasonous Deep State putsch to take down the duly-elected Trump Administration, so corrupt politicians might put the final nail in the coffin of America’s free republic.
Military Tribunals
One of the things the Trump Administration was waiting for, before instituting arrests against politicians who might stand trial for every manner of terrible crime, from pedophilia to treason, was a Constitutionalist Supreme Court majority that would follow the Rule of Law in affirming the use of military tribunals against Americans who collaborate with the enemy.  The appointment of Justice Brett Kavanaugh tipped the Court in favor of the Constitution and the Rule of Law, as evidenced by Senator Lindsey Graham’s line of questioning, with respect to trying traitors as enemy combatants, during Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings (
Some Patriots believe that military tribunals are already underway at Gitmo for some—like Hillary Clinton—who have committed treason against the United States.  Others believe that high-level traitors have only been detained but may already find themselves underway to Gitmo.  Whatever the case, starting in late December of 2018, the likes of Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, John Brennan, George W. Bush, and other Deep State players have dropped out of sight; although a few tweets have appeared here and there, they are all uncharacteristic in tone and post only old photos, never any recent ones.  And, even though Trump has been touting the Wall for over a month now, there have been no rebuttals from the likes of Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and their ilk.  And few who have studied pictures of the younger-looking woman appearing recently in Puerto Rico with Bill Clinton (who may have sold Hillary out to remain at liberty) actually believe that the woman is Hillary Clinton (click here to see a photo of “Young Hillary” provided by the Gateway Pundit  So what is reality and what is mere appearance?  It may not be too much longer before Americans find out.  To discover more about Q, and why the Democrat media spend so much time and energy trying to discredit Q, one can go to ( to find out more about Q’s Plan (  As Q has said repeatedly, “The choice to know is yours.”
Who Is Paul Dowling?
Paul Dowling is an American patriot who believes that individual freedom and minority rights that only a free republic can protect are the linchpin of Western Civilization.  Paul has written a book on the Constitution, explaining the republican values on which it is based and how they protect against the dangers of a strictly majoritarian system of governance that requires every individual to submit to the caprice of the mob.  The book is called Keeping a Free Republic: Learning the Blueprint for Liberty in the Constitution & the Bill of Rights.  (It is on sale at Amazon, for $6.25 in paperback and $0.99 as a Kindle download:
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