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Originally posted by Janky Red
Many people seem to believe they are losing their freedom, I can understand the sentiment but I am not sure it is consistent with reality.
Originally posted by sdcigarpig
I think the one aspect that is being eroded is the freedom of speech and the ability for the people to address their government for grievences. Never before has there ever been a time when the federal government has shut down a park and prohibited the press from reporting, and based off of what has gone on, people who are speaking out against government policy are attacked and demonized in an attempt to shut them up. That I think is the far greater erosion of the rights of the citizens than anything else. It is not you can't but it is a nudge in that direction.