No one should be surprised that the US is a police state now.
The elites give campaign donations and cushy job promises to politicians that approve laws that enslave Americans.
The 1% uses the media to report propaganda that brainwashes Americans to embrace tyranny.
The ruling class distracts Americans with bread and circuses.
The elites reward anyone who supports the police state with paychecks, sales, or welfare.
Anyone who defends freedom, peace, and balanced budgets is called a nutjob or racist and gets censored, an IRS audit, arrested, or is killed.