Originally posted by RealSpoke
reply to post by poloblack
USA has issues but it isn't really a police state, sure it could be eventually but it isn't there yet. North Korea is a police state, USA is
nothing like it. If it were, all of us on here would be sent to a labor camp already.
Now the 5th time I had to rewrite this due to a broken keyboard backspacing on me =P. long post short. I tend to agree with this statement. I have
not seen police or security ask for papers yet or detain people in prison camps. I am concerned that it may be heading this way due to the recent
reports of bullet proof checkpoint boxes and millions of rounds of ammunition being purchased by the DHS. It just seems like they are planning for
Mentions the bullet resistant
mentions the .40 cal
amo purchases (Note this is only the .40 cal purchases. DHS is also buying .556, 9mm, and .45 cal.)
Perhaps if it were a police state then they would be using more subtle means.
Originally posted by poloblack
reply to post by nightstalker78
Security? Give me a break. If they were so concerned about ''security'' in the nation's capitol, why the hell does D.C. have one of the highest
crime rates in America? You really believe these people are concerned about your security? And who are you to tell someone that they need to move to
another country because they disagree with a growing police state? Unbelievable!!
You do make a point. It seems to me that the police state security is centered around major areas that are critical to running the government. In
the area that I live it is different. Sure you see some of the camera's on traffic lights but there is very little police presence besides the
occasional patrol car. I am not saying that they don't care about us (although the argument could be made that they really don't) But that they
are pooling resources around critical infrastructure instead of protecting common people.