In totalitarian regimes, citizens don’t have freedom of speech. Instead, speech is controlled by the government. Furthermore, you can be prosecuted for criticizing government officials, as well as uttering words forbidden by the government. In most totalitarian regimes, you can even be imprisoned, tortured, and executed. People who live in countries such as Cuba, Venezuela, North Korea, Iran, Russia, and China current live and are subject such imprisonment, torture, and execution. Cambodia, Nazi Germany and other eastern European countries are past examples of totalitarianism.

This isn’t happening in the United States of America, because we are the United States of America, “land of the free, and the home of the brave.” At least it’s not happening yet. During the Obama administration, even though my writings were public and severely criticized Obama, his administration, and many other liberals/Democrats in government, I was never scared that I would be drug out of bed in the middle of the night and taken to a gulag, never to be heard from again. One more time, this is the United States of America, “land of the free, and home of the brave.” I can say what I want, write what I want without fear. Thus, we shouldn’t be afraid or should we?

Imprisonment, torture, and execution are not taking place today, but other types of punishment for saying or expressing opinions that don’t toe the liberal line are. The owners of an Oregon bakery were hit with damages in the amount of $135,000 for refusing to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple (Huffington Post, 7/2/2/15). The loss of $135,000 can certainly put a dent in your financial status, if not render you financially ruined. Mozilla co-founder Brendan Eich was forced to resign his position as CEO because of his $1,000 contribution to support a 2008 gay marriage ban in California (USA Today, 4/4/2014). An eighteen year old nanny lost her job after saying she would vote ‘no’ in a same sex marriage survey (Huffington Post, 9/20/017). The Washington Supreme Court punished Barronelle Stutzman, who operates Arlene’s Flowers in Richland, Washington for peacefully operating her business consistently with her faith. The ruling requires Ms. Stutzman to pay the attorneys’ fees that the ACLU racked up in suing her. This amount could be in the hundreds of thousands of dollars (adflegal.org).

If you can lose your job, or be forced to pay large sums of money because you don’t toe the liberal line, what’s coming next?

In 2014, New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo said that conservatives who are pro-life and pro-gun have no place in New York. How’s that for being a servant of all the people in your state? And recently celebrities Jimmy Kimmel and Eminem have come out and said that they didn’t want Donald Trump supporters as fans.

According to ushmm.org, during the first six years of Hitler’s dictatorship, from 1933 until war broke out in 1939, Jews felt the effects of more than 400 decrees and regulations that restricted all aspects of their public and private lives. The first wave of legislation, 1933/1934, focused on limiting the participation of Jews in German public life. The first major law to curtail the rights of Jewish citizens was the “Law for the Restoration of the Professional Civil Service.” Under this law, Jewish and “politically unreliable” civil servants and employees were to be excluded from state services. This law was the first of many excluding Jews from organizations, professions, and other aspects of public life. Fast-forward to 1935 when Nazi leaders, at their annual party rally held in Nuremberg, announced that new laws which institutionalized many of the racial theories prevalent in Nazi ideology. These Nuremberg laws excluded German Jews from Reich citizenship and prohibited them from marrying or having sexual relations with persons of German or German related blood. Ancillary ordinances to these laws deprived Jews of most political rights, disenfranchising them. They could no longer hold public office or vote.

The above persecutions of the Jews culminated with the holocaust where Jews and other people the Nazi regime considered inferior, were rounded up, taken to concentration camps, tortured, and executed.

The Gestapo often broke into people’s homes in the middle of the night. Sometimes they would shoot them on sight, sometimes they would take them captive and send them to concentration camps.

What started out as seemingly benign acts grew into the holocaust.

Today in the United States, Democrats/liberals don’t hesitate to destroy those who don’t agree with them politically. Furthermore, conservatives, including Christians, and besmirched and are often told they are not welcome in certain circles and areas.

Could the United States of America evolve into a Nazi-like state where certain groups are persecuted on a regular basis, with acts of imprisonment, torture, execution?

Think about what might happen if and when liberals come back into power. Their level of hate for anyone who disagrees with them is beyond my imagination. Moreover, they will stop at nothing to destroy to destroy their opponents. Any actions or words spoken by their opponents can always be twisted into racism, misogyny, homophobia, etc. Plus, the main stream media has their back.

Very little remorse was forthcoming by Democrats after a Bernie Sanders supporter opened fire on a group of Republican Congressman. So, according to the left, are such actions okay. It would appear so.

Should you be afraid? All of us should be very afraid.