With the enormous growth of government, federal and state, it should come as little surprise that we are experiencing a fundamental shift in the relationship between the individual and the state with freedom receding and control advancing. That shift is perhaps most evident when government agents bring to bear highly intrusive means or heavy handed tactics against individuals who have either done nothing unlawful or have violated laws that render illegal actions of no material consequence.
In her recent book Police State U.S.A., subtitled, “How Orwell’s Nightmare Is Becoming Our Reality,” Washington Times’ continuous news writer Cheryl K. Chumley provides a detailed yet highly readable litany of many federal and state abuses of power against specific individuals across the country. She explains that all manner of rights violations are on the rise, a marked increase over just a few decades ago.
The rise of the…
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