by scaring the population so much that they are willing to give up their personal freedoms.
sounds like bullshit to me
hunh? There are statutes that lay this out on both the state and federal level. I have no idea what you are getting at, but there is an answer once you describe the specifics of the need for martial law...
you must not live in America... if you do... haha, get lost on wikipedia learning about the actual law. This idea probably breaks several constitutional provisions -mainly due process. LOOK IT UP KID. :)
I'm actually just a law student who knows much more about this than you.