How does this old saying fit?
If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything.
This is what has happened to the U.S. Our politicians sold out their core beliefs to win votes and the general population has followed. We are looking to politicians to guide our conscious and now we are losing our most basic freedoms. It didn't take guns or war, just blindly following mere men and women with feet of clay.
Soon we'll all be wringing our hands in despair because we let others determine what we should believe. We so easily were sucked into the propaganda.