It's not happening all at once, but it's happening. Perhaps that's what makes it so insidious. It's sneaking up on us.
Slouching toward Big Brother
By Bruce Schneier
"Last week the Supreme Court let stand the Justice Department's right to secretly arrest noncitizen residents. Combined with the government's power to designate foreign prisoners of war as 'enemy combatants' in order to ignore international treaties regulating their incarceration, and their power to indefinitely detain U.S. citizens without charge or access to an attorney, the United States is looking more and more like a police state."