If you haven’t realized the state of ignorance that exists among our fellow citizens in the United States of America, then you may be about to learn a hard lesson.
Author and activist Mark Dice recently strolled among the shoppers and passers-by on the boardwalk in San Diego trying to get signatures supporting his petition to strengthen the “police state” in America. You might think that Mr. Dice would have a hard time trying to convince freedom loving Americans that a police state is a good idea, but you’d be wrong.
As you can clearly see in the video of his efforts, Americans are happy to sign on if it means safety and security.
The petition signers don’t even need to be fooled into signing away their freedom; just read some of what Mr. Dice said.
“They’re trying to cut the budget by 20 per cent so we just want to make sure that we can model the police state after the Nazi Germany system… Thanks for supporting the police state.”
“We’re going to model it after the Nazi Germany-style police state…”
“We need this Orwellian-style system to keep everybody safe.”
Can we be surprised at stuff like this anymore? Isn’t this the natural state of most Americans? Passionately disinterested in anything to do with politics or the government? One of the most common retorts I hear when I tell people they need to be more involved in politics and more up to date on current events, is that they just aren’t that interested. “I don’t like politics.” “I don’t have time to watch, read or listen to the news.” “I’m just not that interested.”
Sadly, you can’t afford to not be interested. As Pericles said, “Just because you do not take an interest in politics… does not mean that politics won’t take an interest in you.”
We must be educating people on what the government is doing, and we must make the information easily accessible and easy to understand. Otherwise we’ll continue to raise generations of people who would gladly sign over all of our liberty and freedoms.