A worthwhile article by Jonathan Turley
Professor of Public Interest Law, George Washington University
The "10 Reasons the U.S. Is No Longer the Land of the Free" elaborates on the following points in his article here:
Assassination of U.S. citizens
Immunity from judicial review
Continual monitoring of citizens
There are some who will always say either "it's just the same old, same old", or "exaggeration", but the very real movement towards an updated, old-style totalitarian police state in the US makes the changes itemized here (and more) a new reality.
The Joe McCarthy era, despite the witch hunting fervor, the blacklists, and the destruction of livelihoods is, by comparison, a golden age of civil liberties.
In my opinion there will be no Edward R. Murrow or an effective lingering media/public adherence to civil liberties and justice to make the necessary correction to the now institutionalized criminality.
In Canada we can tick off the various descriptions here that currently apply to Canadians by default, and others that are in the wings due to political, corporate, military, security and media harmonization with the US.