Just because Big Brother is not labeling what we have as a military police state, we have exactly that in the growing bureaucracy named Department of Homeland Security. Didn't you know?
Would you be surprised to know that the homeland security types have bought enough hollow-point bullets (these expand upon impact and do maximum tearing and damage) to shoot every American citizen twice?
Did you know we have for-profit corporations giving online "degrees" in Homeland Security? Did you know Homeland Security is blowing billions of taxpayer money to ramp up police and sheriff departments, which were para-military organizations already, with military type gear and AK assault rifles?
We have the NDAA---National Defense Authorization Act of 2012---which was signed into law by Obama this past New Year's Eve and which gives the military the OK to pick up anyone they want, any time, and hold them indefinitely without being charged and without being shown any evidence or their accusers.
We are witnessing the takeover of our rights and the snuffing of free speech. Military bases have hundreds, maybe thousands, of prison encampments around the country. Some of these were used to lock up Japanese people in the U.S. during World War II. The U.S. is dusting them off now to make room for the future alleged "enemy combatants" and domestic protestors of corporate monopolies which will populate them in the years to come.
Click here to read Dave Lindorff's article in thiscantbehappening.net.
And here is a great investigative article by Chris Hedges, who joined Noam Chomsky and others to sue the government because NDAA is unconstitutional.