Western “democracy” in action, never enough power, so many “freedoms," the Empire of Lies is always right (just trust 'em), classic bait and switch, rules that get enforced and more government memes!
To be fair, with few exceptions, Team R was all in for the so-called "Patriot Act" when Bush 2.0 was in office.
European born, I vaguely remember the Kennedy murder. A large article in the 80s or so, already told truth about it. I suppose most Americans knew or suspected this. I think most people know or subconciously know, that they are living in the mouth of the lion. And may be it is the safest place to be! As to the only in America meme, several other countries did not use any of the preventive meds, Belgium, Netherlands, I doubt Germany, Czech republic did for a very short time but then said it did not work (they tried on terminally illl patients in one hospital). So we are not as alone as the meme suggests.