For so long, the United States lived with the idea that they were completely safe in their country in the New World. We weren't going to be attacked and we were able to do whatever it was that we wanted. We could run any business we wanted and believe in anything. Religiously, economically, and politically, we were free people.
What if I told you that while you were living with the belief that you were free, in actuality, you were lining yourself up to live under a tyranny? I can imagine the people replying to me saying that this is absolutely ridiculous. We live in a great, free Democracy that protects her people no matter what. Even if some liberties are taken, the United States is free!
Compared to a lot of totalitarian governments, our nation is tremendously free. However, times have changed and through acts of fear, the government of the United States has, in part, taken some liberties from the American people and, in turn, this has created a situation where we are potentially living under a tyranny.
One Soviet leader once said that turning America into a communist nation is an impossible task. However, if you slowly feed them with the ideas of socialism, the next thing you know, America will wake up communist. In this year alone, the government has bailed out companies, banks, and has come very close to becoming nationalized.
Fascism and totalitarianism is an absolute political mentality. Once the government is this way, it is much harder for the people to turn around and say, "Yeah, we'd like our power back." The truth is, once the government has become a tyranny, the only way to get the power back is to revolt. Fortunately, the United States is not there yet and there is still hope.
One of the most important things that the people of this country can remember is that if we give our liberties away, the government will take it. Although it will happen slowly, the more we give away, the more they are going to want to take. So, the only thing that Americans can do is ensure that their elected officials don't do anything they don't like. If something sounds off, tell them or vote them out. That's about the only thing you can do. Or...Become a politician and try and change things from within. That could always work.