Originally Posted by scott free
Tyranny cant happen here? How about a sheriff being fired and his entire force being disbanded all because he attended a convention of law enforcement people who were there to pledge an oath to uphold the US Constitution.
Don't forget the expansion of "terrorism's" definition to include domestic terrorism which includes liberty-minded Americans. This category includes veterans but gets referred to over and over in a DHS report as "rightwing extremism." It's just one small leap from extremist, kook, loon to terrorist.
“Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the Government’s purposes are beneficent. Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty by evil-minded rulers. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding.” — James Madison