A former adviser to Bill Clinton warned that the United States is becoming a “totalitarian state before our eyes.”
“The state has now crushed businesses, kept us from gathering in free assembly to worship, as the First Amendment provides, is invading our bodies, … which is a violation of the Fourth Amendment, is restricting movement, fining us here in New York state. … The violations go on and on and on,” feminist author and former adviser on Clinton’s reelection campaign in 1996, Naomi Wolf, told Fox News’s Tucker Carlson on Monday.
She added that the U.S. is “moving into a coup situation, a police state” due to shutdowns over the coronavirus.
“That is not a partisan thing,” she said. “That transcends everything that you and I might agree or disagree on. That should bring together Left and Right to protect our Constitution.”
She added that what she is seeing in the country is outlined in her book about the 10 steps “would-be tyrants always take when they want to close down a democracy.”
“Whether they are on the Left or the Right, they do the same 10 things,” Wolf said. “And now, we’re at something I never thought I would see in my lifetime. … It is step 10, and that’s the suspension of the rule of law. And that’s when you start to be a police state, and we’re here. There is no way around it.”
Wolf notably denounced shutdowns over the coronavirus late last year, saying she would not have voted for President Biden in November if she had known he was supportive of lockdowns.
If I’d known Biden was open to ‘lockdowns’ as he now states, which is something historically unprecedented in any pandemic, and a terrifying practice, one that won’t ever end because elites love it, I would never have voted for him.
— Dr Naomi Wolf (@naomirwolf) November 9, 2020
“I really hope we wake up quickly,” she said, “because history also shows that it’s a small window in which people can fight back before it is too dangerous to fight back.”
Source: Washington Examiner : Former Bill Clinton adviser warns US is becoming ‘a police state’