It can’t happen here?

The Second Amendment is Obsolete, some say. The idea that the United States could ever turn tyrannical is pure paranoia, some say.

Well, let’s look at that.

Rounding up people and sending them to concentration camps (whether called “reservations” or “relocation centers”). Check. (Treatment of Native Americans. Japanese-American “Relocation Centers” during World War II).

Illegal medical experiments involving infecting people with diseases, not treating them, and observing the effects done on people without their knowledge or consent. Check. (Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment–and particularly interesting how that was “explained” to the victims as they were getting free health care from the US Government.)

Arbitrary searches of American citizens’ households aimed at the seizure of property without either probable cause or any kind of warrant. Check. (post-Katrina gun Confiscation)

Laws passed allowing the indefinite detention of American Citizens without due process of law. Check. (NDAA 2012)

Rob Port is the editor of In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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  • sbark

    Can take it back even prior to WWI, with the Dem’cats venture in named Facism, with self described facist Woodrow Wilson and his brownshirted jackbooted “assistants”………the original progressive intellectual.

  • $8194357

    Slow cooking the frogs allows it to have already happened here, IMO..

  • $8194357

    While Barry is pushing to take Americans gun rights away,
    he is as well supplying the Muslim Brotherhood with weapons
    and money at taxpayer expense so the “religion of peace and tolerance”
    can spread its love around the mid east..Count how many allah akbars
    you can hear in this ten minute clip from the western financed syrian rebels..

    Can’t happen here, huh….