A basic human dignity

The right to self-defense is under attack in this country under the guise of public safety, which is ironic. The move toward more authoritarian government in the United States which is fueled by fear by way of want of security over personal freedom and government intrusion in all parts of our lives for perceived protection. Where has the traditional American distrust of government gone? The notion that the government knows best is a dangerous ideology especially when there is a big divide in this country over basic ideas, without a smaller federal government with empowered local governments, and pure free market capitalism. This country will quickly devolve into a cultural civil war that will destroy individual freedom and human dignity for everyone.