Yes, my argument against suspending due process and surrendering government to the "kill people" branch was just an outgrowth of my inner desire for a world where hunting people for sport was interrupted only by pauses to rape children.
Perhaps my position is more clear as a mathematical relation:
Martial Law < Imperialism < Modern Western Culture
Again, it's not good or desirable to regress to previous incarnations of our society. I am not even saying that nuclear holocaust would result in such a regression. I am simply observing that with less population, knowledge, and infrastructure than today, there was a society that did not require a military authority to maintain.