On this Independence Day you might want to read How are we doin'? by Vin Suprynowicz. I think he aptly summarizes the feelings of a large number of people
Read the rest here.
How are we doing, safeguarding those “unalienable Rights” with which we are “endowed by our Creator” — in support of which 56 patriots solemnly pledged their lives, their fortunes and their sacred Honor, 236 years ago?
We remain free by many measures. Americans can still pretty much live where we want, work where we want, drive where we want. In fact, for women and racial minorities, many of those liberties have expanded, compared to 70 years ago. We can all be proud of that.
But the average urban American can be excused for sensing the police state now constricts like a boa around many of our remaining freedoms.