I think a lot more of us would cooperate than we may like to admit.
About force: rolling out all the toys in public view is certainly a way to attempt to justify the expenditure, to be sure, in addition to conditioning people to accept such a presence in their realities and to add the right dose of fear to society to encourage pliability.
Your right: the "Sick 'em!" mentality of so-called law enforcement is over-the-top and really cannot be adequately justified, in my view.
What would the Founders do?
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