The Department of Homeland Security stockpiling billions of rounds of ammunition.
Black helicopters and drones flying around American cities.
The Transportation Security Administration expanding the use of x-rays and pat-downs.
The uniforms of local police forces resembling combat soldiers.
Police officers carrying out training exercises with National Guard troops.
Tanks showing up on main streets all over the country.
People being jailed for offenses from bad check writing to purse snatching.
Illegal spying on American citizens.
Military personnel being asked if they would be willing to fire on American citizens if necessary.
Smart meters being installed on houses against the wishes of property owners.
A police state is a state in which the government exerts extreme control over its citizens and maintains that control through surveillance, draconian laws and withholding rights such as the right to travel.
And again I ask, who says America isn't a police state?
It seems lately that not a day goes by when I don't read a story about American citizens all over the country that are "accidentally" killed by the local police for offenses such as public intoxication or from traffic stops gone awry.
The causes of this decline of America into a police state of course is the war on drugs and the war on terrorism. The government has whipped it citizens into a frenzy with their talk of the evils of drugs and put them into a state of fear due to terrorist attacks. The people are led to believe that they are being kept safe from those who commit evil acts like pot smokers. They are made to think that their government is protecting them from future terrorist attacks by monitoring their usage of electricity and frisking 3-year-olds in airports and bus terminals.
Our government has the majority of its citizens fooled.
I'm not fooled. Are you?