I am not afraid. Nor have I ever met an individual who is afraid of the government or has related to me an actual experience that would make one afraid. Nor have I ever read of an actual experience by an actual reader of Townhall.com where the government actual did something 1984ish to this reader in particular.
Conservatives want to be afraid and they go to great effort to listen to pervayors of fear, including TH, American Thinker, and others who convince them the sky is falling. Fear is not an effective emotion to promote clear thinking.