From the Left: Do not accept the police state<quoted text>
how much of that $85 billion a month going to Wall Street fatcats are you getting, Dumbrowski?
The police state has been growing, little by little, since World War II. By its close in 1945, many of the major world powers were in shambles. Europe was decimated and Japan was reeling from two atomic bombs. This meant that the United States had little international competition; it could safely assert its political and economic supremacy over countries that were shattered by Nazi atrocities. Since that historical moment - that period of absolute, undisputed world dominance - our government has systematically turned their unconstitutional wartime practices into everyday law.
Examples are abound. The U.S. Patriot Act expanded phone wire-tapping and made it easier for the state to seize and search your bank records. The Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvements Act, known by some as the Anti-Occupy Act, allows federal authorities to declare certain areas as protest-free zones, erasing the right of assembly from the books. The National Defense Authorization Act of 2012, which allocated Defense Department spending last year, happened to contain a clause that would legally allow the indefinite detention of an American citizen in the name of counter-terrorism.