Tell an objector from a traitor? Not buying it. Mike is right. Tyrannical regimes are a good metaphor--but if that was here truly, I wouldn't be able to type these words; my fate would have been like that of the Chilean students after their 9/11. I think what bothers me most about the overstatement, is that it's defeatist: It's 'all bad and totalitarian already', so what's the point? We all work on this in our own ways, in our own ways of seeing the problem. Myself, I think we can have something shy of total states' rights and repeal of all administrative law, and still look to keep the TSA from trashing our democracy further. However you look at it, it's going to be a lot of work.