Some interesting accounts of people in the US confronted with the reality that they live in a police state.
The November 2004 issue of Romance Writers Report has an article about an author getting an unexpected called from the feds because she was researching Cambodia. It appears that her online purchases of books were tracked.
A LiveJournal user got a visit from the secret service after a political post was incorrectly reported by some pissant little nobody as constituting a threat to King George II’s health.
Kids at Richland Centre High School got a chance to meet King George II during an official visit. However, any student who turned up wearing a pro-Kerry pin, hat or shirt was threatened with expulsion.