We're taught early on that one of democracy's selling points is the "peaceful" transfer of power. That "we the people" shall each have a voice and are able to use it to elect our governing authorities.
In fact, this superior system of government is so special, and the U.S. is such a shining example of its success, that America's elites decided to take it on a road show.
As Woodrow Wilson put it, the U.S. would make the world "safe for democracy."
Well, here we are 100 years later, and the very same U.S. has intervened abroad almost every year since Wilson's proclamation (Here's a timeline).
Today the U.S. government is involved in multiple wars across the globe; which are complemented by hundreds of military bases in over a hundred countries. For most Americans, it's out of sight, out of mind. And you can be sure that government school textbooks do not carry James Madison's warning that: “No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare.”
Well, at home, in the land of "free speech," several tools of war are being unleashed: drones & helicopters patrolling the skies, and at least one tank on the ground. Jail cells have been emptied and are waiting for new occupants.
What event could possibly spark such a show of brute force?
The Republican National Convention!
RT America has the details below: