Really quickly – what’s the first country that comes to mind from the following description?
- You’re not allowed to travel without papers or warrantless searches from the authorities.
- You have no right to a speedy trial, and can be indefinitely detained.
- When crossing the border, you’re subjected to propaganda in the form of announcements and televisions talking about how great the country is and how it’s keeping you safe.
- If every single email or phone call you’ve made has been secretly recorded and compiled.
North Korea? The USSR? Communist China? Cuba?
Nope – it’s the United States of America! All in the last 12 years too!