posted on Feb, 6 2012 @ 12:53 PM
This is NOT a bash America thread.
I´d like to keep this thread civil, without personal snarky remarks and attacks.
i will alert mods to any post i feel is an attack and hope they will take appropriate action.
what i wanted to discuss is.
is the USA a police state?
my answer to that question would be yes.
the following article explains the why behind my opinion much better then i ever could.
You know you live in a police state when the president allows the military to continuously harass a prisoner against whom no crime has been proven
by interrupting him every five minutes of the day to ask him, "Are you okay?" and forces him to stand to attention naked at roll call. What it can do
to one man it can do to every man.
Guantanamo Bay is what i instantly thought of...
You know you live in a police state when the government punishes, rather than honors, whistle-blowers who reveal its crimes such as the U.S.
massacre of civilians in Baghdad that Bradley Manning exposed.
men like Bradley Manning should be applauded.
and for the nay-sayers.
don't bother giving me crap about the endagerment of 'national security'.
You know you live in a police state when the president orders the assassination (i.e., murder) of American citizens without bothering to arrest
them and bring them to trial.
You know you live in a police state when police forces across the country attack unarmed and non-violent citizen protesters with pepper spray and
so many examples, i didn't know wich one to cite.
You know you live in a police state when hundreds of thousands of citizens are rotting in prisons for victimless "crimes" such as smoking pot and
your country leads the world in incarcerations with 2.3 million behind bars and when hundreds of thousands of these prisoners are sexually
incarceration is bussines.
You know you live in a police state when you can be barred from flying in an airliner on suspicion of "terrorism" that has not been proven and
which is impossible for you to challenge.
for lack of a better word; the sexual assault agency.
the article sites more examples but i made my point citing these three.
so what do you think ATS?
why does or doesn't this make the US a police state?
i'd like to ask you once more..
please keep it civil!
because i know this is a touchy subject.
edit on 6-2-2012 by kn0wh0w because: (no reason given)