Police State

What is it?

Are we the freest nation in the world? Is calling the United States a police state just an anti-government expression used to provoke fear against the government or are there genuine signs and warning signs that the police state is here and only going to continue to wreak havoc?

To keep things clear and help US citizens to have a better understanding, here are some definitions that will expose some light on the situation and how the police state is defined. According to Merriam-Webster a police state as one in which a political unit characterized by repressive governmental control of political, economic, and social life usually by an arbitrary exercise of power by police and especially secret police in place of regular operation of administrative and judicial organs of the government according to publicly known legal procedures.

Arbitrary:1: depending on choice or discretion; specifically: determinable by decision of a judge or tribunal rather than defined by statute. 2 a: (1): arising from unrestrained exercise of the will, caprice, or personal preference: given to expressing opinions that arise thus (2) : selected at random or as a typical example b : based on random or convenient selection or choice rather than on reason or nature.

Wikipedia’s definition:The term police state describes a state in which the government exercises rigid and repressive controls over the social, economic and political life of the population. A police state typically exhibits elements of totalitarianism and social control, and there is usually little or no distinction between the law and the exercise of political power by the executive.