Jonathan Turley seems to have decided that the law-breaking behavior of the US government has become too extensive to maintain even the façade of being a free society. Here are the ten reasons that he gives for his conclusion and he elaborates on each one in his article.
- Assassination of U.S. citizens
- Indefinite detention
- Arbitrary justice
- Warrantless searches
- Secret evidence
- War crimes
- Secret court
- Immunity from judicial review
- Continual monitoring of citizens
- Extraordinary renditions
It should be noted that he wrote this back in April even before the latest revelations of government excesses. Turley, a professor of law at George Washington University, is hardly a radical. And yet I have observed him evolve over time to have an ever-darkening view of the state of the US. It should worry the government that even establishment people are sounding such dire alarms.