The “Reconstruction Amendments” after the Civil War are not what you have been told. There is permanent martial law in America. There are three types of martial law. See my essay How to Recognize Martial Law.
The Fourteenth Amendment was proposed by the 39th Congress.
“… it may be established permanently upon the people by a body of men protected by the military power of the Government.”
— Senator Hendricks, Indiana, Thirty-Ninth Congress.
“Although temporary in theory, a state of martial law may in fact continue indefinitely.”
— Encyclopedia Britannica, Volume 7, 1989
Amendments to the Constitution
The Congress, whenever two thirds of both Houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose Amendments to this Constitution, or, on the Application of the Legislatures of two thirds of the several States, shall call a Convention for proposing Amendments, which, in either Case, shall be valid to all Intents and Purposes, as Part of this Constitution, when ratified by the Legislatures of three fourths of the several States, or by Conventions in three fourths thereof, as the one or the other Mode of Ratification may be proposed by the Congress;
There are two modes of proposing and ratifying amendments to the Constitution. “We The People”, the constituents, can have conventions where we decide for ourselves what power to delegate to the creature we created. Or, if Congress determines it is too hazardous for “We The People” to meet to discuss the affairs of state, they can propose and ratify a martial law amendment.
The United States is still under martial law of the Civil War. We have not been allowed to delegate to our civil servants the rules we want to live under.
Law of Necessity
U.S. Supreme Court:
The term “martial law” carries no precise meaning and has been employed in various ways by different people and at different times.
— Duncan v. Kahanamoku, 327 U.S. 304, Hawaii right after WW2.
“Military law is the law of public necessity. It is not a question of all or nothing. Where the civil courts have been dispossessed and are not able to function, such may be a reason for invoking martial law. That is quite a different thing from saying that martial law requires the closing of the civil courts. “
— Ex parte Spurlock, 66 F.Supp 997
For more information read my essay Martial Law Takeover of Courts
MARTIAL LAW RULES
Abraham Lincoln’s manual for martial law says that a declaration of martial law is not necessary. The fact that there are government guns in the street is adequate notice that we are under martial law.
Yes, there is permanent martial law in America.