"The Democrats are Socialists!"
Yep, I'm tired of it too. The problem, however, is that due to the actions of the very people in our government who are throwing these charges across the aisle at one another, the problem is - it's all true. Both sides are correct, and they caused it.
"...The Fascist State organizes the nation, but leaves a sufficient margin of liberty to the individual; the latter is deprived of all useless and possibly harmful freedom, but retains what is essential; the deciding power in this question cannot be the individual, but the State alone.... " Benito Mussolini
Think we’re not there yet? For starters, look at the government’s intervention into the private market place. Trillions of dollars in taxpayer bailouts (not government bailouts, the government has no money) give the government control over operations of all the major banks and many corporations.
The main evidence of economic fascism is that private property and business ownership are permitted, but are in reality controlled by government through a business-government "partnership." Needless to say, the government is the senior partner in this enterprise.
You still think we’re not there? Of course, the central government has to maintain order and suppress dissent, otherwise the ‘bailout’ won’t work.
". . . It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.” Josef Goebbels
Still think we're not there, that this is an isolated case? Plan to send us a postcard from your summer vacation this year.
How about one of these? The TSA is using these same exact scanners now for our "security". These images are from Reuters, supplied by the maker of the machines.
On the left is a female and on the right (obviously) a male, both fully clothed but 'stripped' by the government scanners available at airports.
This is what we have allowed to happen in our country, all in the name of national and economic security. Benjamin Franklin once said that if we give up our liberty for security, we deserve neither. Soon, we will have neither.
"The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves, that we are underlings."
Julius Caesar (I, ii, 140-141)