Knock, knock, knock on your front door (should we decide to give you the courtesy of a knock), then we break down the door and come in like a sudden flood, using lethal force on anyone who resists, often killing the family pet should he dare to bark at us. Using physical force and the threat of violence we quickly subdue the occupants of the house and take them off to jail.
Ordinary citizens are not permitted by law or the culture to resort to violence in response to a non violent act, but you have no problem with us doing so. We have slowly increased this practice over the decades, effectively conditioning you to reject the idea that our thuggish behavior is thuggish. We have your respect and gratitude as we drag a person suspected of placing a substance in his body that we do not approve of off to jail.
You recently elected a man who helped create a law that now forces every American resident to become a customer of the Medical Insurance industry, or carry a government health insurance plan. This law is such that you must choose between being a customer of one of the governments chosen business, or paying heavy fines and potentially going to prison. Judging by the lack of resistance from you, you have no problem with us fining and imprisoning you for not purchasing services as we direct.
No Party stands against this because to do so risks their favorite employment of force to make people live according to their views.
We couldn't have become a police state without the complicity of both Parties.
"We can force you" is the theme.
And to think that Liberty was once our highest value. Long gone.
BTW the opening scene <Knock, knock, knock on your front door (should we decide to give you the courtesy of a knock)> was once the theme of the anti-Nazi movies during and post WW2. I grew up on that. And now we have a police state and one half of the country or the other cheers.
And how does it continue? "Their idea of a police state is bad. My idea of a police state is good." No one questions the police state. Just the particular implementation. Clever boys.
I found the link from this comment: http://reason.com/archives/2014/12/05/eric-garners-death-shows-how-stupid-laws#comment_4949651