April 21, 2013

Boston Proved We're One Act from a Police State

Constitutional violation? Or necessary evil?

In this case the 'rationale' was clear, and I wouldn't argue that police didn't have the best intentions. But this just proves what level of power the US police now have: people were ordered to stay home, businesses were ordered not to open, a no-fly zone was declared, roads were barricaded and house-to-house searches were conducted.

I repeat, the authorities did this with the best intentions. But how can we always trust that they will have our best intentions in mind?

We are a single act away from a police state. So what 'act' determines when total state control is required? The answer is subjective...and that's the problem.

The video below is just one of many examples of residents forced to leave their homes: