Dee ann- you're being polite when calling it dumbing down. The Bushitler youth are being Brainwashed and Conditioned. Remember in Germany, these brownshirted little scallywags used to turn their own parents in if they overheard them talking dissent?
My feeling on the gun issue is that 64 million owners will find out that the government is well aware of Charlton Heston's speech to the NRA and are quite willing to take their guns from their "cold dead hands" if they have to.
Dee ann says-
I am not the sharpest tack in the box, but I have lived long enough to see the handwriting on the wall. We are almost at the stage of a police state.
You certainly aren't the dullest tack in the box either if all this brainwashing hasn't affected your reasoning powers. There's so many examples of that in America that you should be proud that you were able to figure out the puzzle and recognize the stages we're progressing through on our way to totalitarianism. Too bad more people couldn't figure out what you did, with their supposed years of experience.
The police state is a critical factor in manufacturing consent, as is the enforcement of laws that empower the police to maintain that very oppression. Both those ingredients are there and with a corrupt justice system to validate those laws, all sides of the oppression game are covered. Government legislation, police enforcement and judicial compliance- we don't have a chance!
How long before religion is forced down our throats as was done in Germany before WW2?