Is this what we have right now, America? Martial law?
Dictionary.com defines martial law as:
the law temporarily imposed upon an area by state or national military forces when civil authority has broken down or during wartime military operations.
the law imposed upon a defeated country or occupied territory by the military forces of the occupying power.
We very well may be on the verge of martial law, but, currently, we are not under martial law.
Does Sheila Jackson-Lee know something we do not know?