America Is Becoming ‘Dangerously Close to a Police State’
The Blaze | December 2, 2014
Judge Andrew Napolitano on Tuesday warned that America is becoming “dangerously close to a police state.”
“The definition of a police state is when the government’s prime concern is for its own safety, not for the lives, liberty and property of the people it has sworn to protect,” Napolitano said on The Glenn Beck Program. “That is a very, very dangerous place in which to be.”
According to Napolitano, America is becoming more of a police state because of the “over-militarization of the police — which occurred in the last 12 years under the administrations of George W. Bush and Barack Obama,” but also because of entrenched bureaucracy.
“When … the bureaucracy remains the same no matter who the president is, no matter who the governor is, no matter who the mayor is, and when the attitude on the part of those unseen people in the government is, ‘Our job is to keep ourselves in power,’ then we have lost control,” Napolitano remarked.
“When the first rule of government is for government to look out for itself, it is no longer the servant. It is the master,” Napolitano added.