What is your motivation for prepping? Are you prepping for natural disasters primarily? Economic collapse? UFO invasions? Zombies? All the above? We called ourselve preppers yet how many of us are prepping out of fear and not pruence or optimism? This irrational fear of the government that is rampant amongst the community is not conducive to anything but making you a better and more compliant sheep. Your fears give the government more powerful than it can ever tangibly wield. Even IF if things got to the point where the government could do all that maky fear it can do, what could you do to affect it? Might as well give up if you have that kind of mindset, IMO. Just melt back into the flock and graze at the public’s expense with bovine indifference.
OR, you can take stock of your motivations and allow reality to intrude. Prep for the likely. The incidents of martial law are VERY remote compared to, say hurricanes and earthquakes, or even recessions and lay-offs. I am not saying to trust the government. I surely don’t. HOWEVER, the government is so inept that their alleged grand designs cannot work without a compliant flock. Be the black sheep, or better yet, be the sheep dog and then YOU can help to protect the flock from themselves in times of emergency. That IS what community and APN is supposed to be about.
The same government that you say was not good at assisting during Katrina, or that will not control the borders, or balance the budget is the SAME government that many say is omniscient and omnipotent. I don’t know about YOUR belief system but NO human construct can ever be either….