Because martial law is something that is usually seen in third world countries seeking to become a dictatorship. Earlier this week, convicted liar Michael Flynn was released from prison after having been sprung via a pardon — but wasted no time in his bizarre demands. In a series of demands, he suggested to Donald Trump that he suspend the constitution and declare martial law over the United States of America.
Such an unprecedented move would almost immediately cause nationwide hysteria considering something of the such has never really happened in the United States before. But now, a top Pentagon nominee appears to also be warming up to the idea of martial law — simply in an effort to try and overturn the victory of Joe Biden in the election.
Scott O’Gray, the nominee, was abruptly announced by the White House in a latenight session. O’Gray meanwhile was already on Twitter repeating far-right Q-Anon like theories and of course endorsing the idea of martial law. One could argue that no matter the political affiliation — the declaration of martial law would set off public unrest like America has never seen before.