Tyrannical police states have certain universal characteristics.
spy on their own citizens, kidnap
people at will, and imprison
them without bothering to charge them with crimes or even
give them a trial by jury. Police
states imprison innocent people, again
and again and again.
declare kidnapped victims non-persons and torture
them at will.
How do police states get away with it? From
Hitler to the
present, totalitarians say that we must give up our rights and freedoms
because it’s the only way for law enforcement to have the tools to protect
us from catastrophic terrorist incidents. Of course, that’s the opposite
course advocated by America’s Founding Fathers, like Benjamin Franklin,
who counseled: “They that would give up essential liberty for temporary
security deserve neither liberty nor security.”
Now, I ask you: What do any of these things have to do with America today?
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