Just How Long–Or Short–Is the Path to a Police State?

“IT COULD NEVER HAPPEN HERE!”

That’s what I hear a lot from a lot of people:  it could never happen here.

What, exactly, is “it”?  Well, “it” is Lord Acton’s wise counsel that, “all power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.”

In light of the recent revelations of massive, and apparently pretty unchecked, surveillance by our government officials against their own people–that’d be us, folks–it’s high time we had a talk about something I’ve seen in my travels.  That would be what happens when government officials are the ones with all the power.

Many of my fellow Liberals really do think, “it could never happen here!  This is AMERICA!”

Famous Last Words.

The final segment includes not just anti-Constitutionalist Piers Morgan admitting that this is “bordering on tyrannical behaviour”, but also some testimony from a survivor of the Tiananmen Square massacre.  He goes by the handle, “June4th”, the date of the Chinese military crackdown that ended those student protests.  He is now a proud US Citizen and equally proud gun owner.  This is what I call, “powerful testimony” that yes, it *could* happen here…if we don’t watch it.

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