The conventional view of tyranny is seen from the viewpoint of those who are currently being oppressed or told through the lens of history by those who escaped it. However, the important view of tyranny, the view relevant to those of us living in the here and now is subtle, a societal additive, a seed that has been planted, one that is being quietly nurtured, watered and cared for. The tyranny we should fear as Americans will never be visited upon us overnight rather it will be revealed through incremental shifts to freedoms taken for granted or forgotten through time. We will surrender to tyranny certain freedoms in the name of perceived individual wants or needs, personal safety and the common good and freedom will suffer death by a thousand small paper cuts.
A single freedom lost whether it applies to you and your life at this moment in time becomes a notch in the belt of tyranny slowly choking liberty. It may not be you ox being gored but it is a step in your direc