Friday, August 15, 2014

Is America Becoming a Police State?...

by: Les Carpenter
Rational Nation USA
Purveyor of Truth

Eerily resembling Nazi Germany, Communist Russian, and most totalitarian police states. Is America next to join the long line of the all powerful state?

The Washington Post - The killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo., has produced a rare and surprisingly unified response across the ideological spectrum, with Republicans and Democrats joining to decry the tactics of the city’s police force in the face of escalating protests.

Most notably, the reactions reflect a shift away from the usual support and sympathy conservatives typically show for law enforcement in such situations. Although possibly unique to the circumstances of the events in Missouri this week, the changing reaction on the right is clear evidence of a rising and more vocal libertarian wing within the Republican Party.

No better sign of that came Thursday than in an article by Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.)


Those people alarmed by the militarization of local police, he said, are the same people troubled by the widespread surveillance programs of the National Security Agency or the increasing use of drones as military weapons.

Looks like maybe we can relax as for once there seems to be a developing consensus and unity what happened in Ferguson is simply not acceptable.


Via: Memeorandum

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