Theres nothing like a federal government mobilizing against its own domestically in the form of a civilian army. Most governments, including the US government, probably should not be allowed to have a standing (continous) army anyway. Would you want plain clothed strangers watching you and your family and accessing you for risks? Potentially bagging your head and your daughters head and throwing you in a van?
Is that civilian army we have been hearing about starting to mobilize against the people? Over 800,000 security cleared civilians are out there, monitoring the internet, esp blogs.
I imagine a privately contracted national martial army can claim its way around miranda, reasonable/probable cause, and imprisonment without trial under the Patriot Act.
The constitution is becoming rapidly extinct. Heres Pete Stark, tyrant from Whocaresville.