This kind of crap is why I wish the U.S. had a decent libertarian party, instead of The Immoral Mobsters vs. The Reactionary Police State.
And don't tell me it's some kind of "Bush vs. Gore" nonsense, because a Gore administration would be doing exactly this same crap right now. It's all about control; whether the tyrants on the left or the tyrants on the right have it, they both agree on that one aspect.
There are two phrases I keep remembering as things progress in this country. I don't know who said them, but whoever it was knew what they were talking about:
The last act of any democracy will be to elect a dictator.