Will the United States be run by martial law or a totalitarian regime in 15 years? Here are my reasons.. I am deepy concerned by the fact that now in the US: - As of tomorrow, anyone can be unlawfully imprisoned, with no appeal, at the discretion of the President. - Intelligence and wiretaps can be gathered on anyone at the discretion of powerful officials. - Secret torture prisons and detainee camps exist, and are allowed by the US. - From Iraq/Afghanistan, we have encouraged more people in the Middle East to have reason to hate the United States, and have motivated a new younger generation of terrorists to harm us. - We screwed up containment of North Korea, who can't wait to nuke us. - Russia, Iran, Cuba, Venezuela, and China have shared interests in countering American strength. - We could be on the verge of economic collapse based on the housing bubble, diminishing role of $ as reserve currency, huge trade deficit, huge federal deficit, and rising industries in India and China. - FEMA has a clause in which during major disasters or emergencies, the Consitution and our government is suspended, and FEMA and the military take control of the country through martial law. Given all of these facts, what is the likelihood that some sort of catastrophic event happens on US soil, triggering FEMA, and results in the end of the United States as we know it? .