The Road to Dictatorship – Next stop: martial law?

by: Justin Raimondo

That 56 percent of all Americans “think the federal government’s become so large and powerful that it poses an immediate threat to the rights and freedoms of ordinary citizens” isn’t really all that surprising. After all, ever since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the government’s “right” to read our e-mails, seize our property, hold us as “enemy combatants,” and otherwise trample on the Constitution has been expanding at an exponential pace. What’s really shocking, however, is that, according to this CNN-Opinion Research Corporation poll, released on Feb. 28, most of the people who believe this are overwhelmingly … Republicans. That is, they are self-described supporters of the very same party which impaled the Constitution on the sword of the “war on terrorism.” According to the poll, “only 37 percent of Democrats” believe this, as opposed to “63 percent of Independents and nearly 7 in 10 Republicans.”

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