Police State USA: How Orwell's Nightmare is Becoming our Reality (Hardcover)
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By Cheryl K. Chumley
In five years, we will really start to wonder what happened to America. In 10 years, our kids won't know the America of our youth. And in 25 years, we won't recognize America at all.
The Constitution will be a relic, tossed on the same trash heap as the Bible. The notion of God-given rights will be replaced by government control, and privacy rights will have crumbled along with Fourth Amendment guarantees that protect us from warrantless searches of home, possessions and self.
“Police State USA” chronicles how America has arrived at the point of being a de facto police state, and explains what led to an out-of-control government that increasingly ignores the Constitution and exploits 9/11 security fears to justify spying on its citizens. Stunning new surveillance technology now makes it easier to keep tabs on people. The acquisition by police departments of major battlefield equipment emboldens officials to strong-arm those they should be protecting. The failure of the news media to report government violations of citizens’ rights sets the stage for this slippery slope.
Our arrival at this brave new world has been surprisingly quick. Most of the ideological changes have occurred in the past few decades, and the overreach of the NSA, the strong-arm tactics of the IRS and the militarization of the police already dominate the news.
Award-winning journalist and Washington Times writer Cheryl K. Chumley documents a problem weighing heavily on the hearts and minds of Americans. She explores:
- How radical environmentalism has eroded property rights
- How the Patriot Act has intruded on personal privacy
- The extended reach of American intelligence in the name of security
- The militarization of local police forces
- How the national media misrepresents the policies of security, plus much more.
“Police State USA” explains how America is standing on the cusp of a police state, outlines clear, common-sense solutions to the erosion of our freedoms and explains how we might reverse it. And the good news is: It’s not too late to do that.
About the Author
Cheryl K. Chumley is a full-time writer with The Washington Times. She writes about politics and government for various newspapers, Internet news sites and think tanks. She is a journalism fellow with the Phillips Foundation, a prestigious conservative organization in Washington, D.C., where she spent a year researching and writing about private property rights.
- Hardcover: 288 pages
- Dimension: 6 x 9
- Publisher: WND Books (May 27, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1936488140
- ISBN-13: 978-1936488148