When do governments become oppressive? When they are allowed to be.
That is why our founders gave us a limited government under the U.S. Constitution. If we ignore constitutional limits on government power, we lose freedom.
Look at San Francisco, the most left-wing major city in the country. San Francisco has forbidden toys in fast food meals for children, soda on city property and plastic bags at stores.
Now they propose banning the sale of pets and banning the circumcision of children. If children are not allowed to be circumcised, this not only interferes with doctor-patient rights, it’s an assault on religion.
The federal government has ignored the Constitution by banning incandescent light bulbs and by mandating that we all buy health insurance. If we don’t defend our Constitution, we will no longer be a free people. Officials vow to defend and to preserve the Constitution when they take office. Too bad half of them don’t mean it.