A majority of Americans today are afraid that the home of the free and the land of the brave is quickly devolving into a police state, a new poll has found.
According to data from Rasmussen Reports, 72 percent of likely U.S. voters today are “concerned that America is becoming a police state,” while 46 percent are “very concerned.” A small minority (23 percent) are not concerned at all.
Rasmussen’s survey was conducted between Sept. 14 and 17-18.
America’s bleak view of the country comes on the heels of years of federal and state overreach, beginning with some states’ decision to lock down their communities in light of the Covid pandemic. In the wake of the initial lockdowns, mask and vaccine mandates were strongly pushed by the incoming Biden administration.
Moreover, years of Big Tech censorship has only added fuel to the fire of what most Americans now see as “police state” overreach.
Making matters worse, Bloomberg reported this week that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) will be using an AI-chatbot tool that will reportedly allow them to “sift through an avalanche of public information for clues.” Many people rightly fear that this will only lead to increased everyday surveillance of American citizens.
This comes amid heightening fears surrounding the rapid development of artificial intelligence technology.
Perhaps most prominently at the forefront of many Americans’ minds is the politicization of the justice system, as the nation has watched President Donald Trump face repeated indictments at the behest of the Biden DOJ.
In 2023, Trump has been indicted four times in a matter of a few months, racking up dozens of charges amid his battle to reclaim the White House in 2024.
The issue of an ever-encroaching police state is such a widespread topic in America that conservative filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza will be exploring in a new film, “Police State,” which will release in October.