Being from Europe I can clearly see what some are trying to do here in this country - you still have some freedoms, but they are being eroded and my feeling is that if things continue to go down the path they are right now, you will have a country that is worse than anything Europe has....you do not want that. This country is a beacon in a dark world, I am not a citizen and will not give up my own citizenship for various reasons, mostly because I cannot betray my own country by renouncing my allegiance, and for the reason that if anything happened to my husband I would not stay here, we would go home, because not driving and not feeling 100% at home here I would need to go somewhere I was comfortable - but I value what you have here and I am very alarmed at what I see happening. The people of the US are a good decent people, and the majority I feel don't see the insidious erosion of freedoms as a problem, especially when it is couched in the idea that a freedom is going away for our own wellbeing. These are dangerous times, and the country that is being shaped seems to be one where individualism is not welcomed and embraced, and where homeschoolers will not be allowed to flourish because that fosters too many things that the far left cannot have. Teaching underground is also not easy, far better to peacefully fight for your rights now in every way you can, than to have to fight later when it will not be tolerated. You have no better chance than this coming election to try and change things for the better - though even then it will be an uphill battle. Embrace your constitution, remember what the first Americans wanted and why they came here...I am glad my father who fought in Anzio and Mone Casino, then under Montgomery in El Alamein and in Germany finally where he helped liberate the camp at Bergen Belsen is no longer here to see what the world is becoming....he would be horrified, so if his generation who fought for freedom would be horrified, imagine what your founders would be feeling right now.....it can be stopped, but people will have to stop burying their heads in the sand to save your freedom. Do it now, as the people of the Soviet Union and Eastern Bloc can tell you, doing things underground is almost impossible, the punishments horrific. My family in the Eastern part of Germany when the wall came down, were like helpless children, they had forgotten how to think, how to do anything for themselves. They struggled with freedom, because for so long it had been taken from them. My younger cousins were like fish out of water, not having a clue how to fend for themselves, they had been told what to do and when for so long. They were afraid to speak, and after a year or two, they were saying they wish they still had communism - as they really could not cope with the new freedom they had....this was mostly with the older ones...they are still struggling. Defend what you have now, never take your freedom for granted, the day you do, is the day you are helping your children lose their own in the future.