I see America turning into a dictators dream. A police state with best-in-class infotech snooping capabilities. That phrase, "police state", is a hot-button for some, I realize. I just cannot think of a more fitting term for a society which seems to have forgotten that it doesn't take any courage or morality to defend the speech of those we agree with. American politicians need to be reminded that we want more than the right to consume.
It is in that spirit that I have decided I must stand up and defend the rights I value against those who would deny them to anyone. I can't leave now because it is a cop-out. Besides, the US hegemony will eventually reach anywhere I might run.