It’s long been axiomatic that it is far better for governments to fear their people than for people to fear their governments. That makes a great deal of sense since tyranny is commonly associated with- and much more easily identified when a government instills fear of itself in its people.
Remember The Law Of Unintended Consequences
Unfortunately, the Law of Unintended Consequences applies to this with just as much frequency and potency of effect as it does to everything else involving the intersection of the People and the government.
Fear is a great motivator and, hence, all security priorities are based upon measuring the niceties of those fears and shifting resources to where it is perceived that their most needed.
Security Priorities Are Based Upon Fear
Ask our surviving embassy and consulate staff personnel or the next-of-kin of those murdered by Muslim terrorists after being refused when they pleaded with Obama Regime for increased security about those consequences. After that, ask almost anyone who flies commercial airlines regularly how they feel about being on the receiving end of heightened security.
It is far better for governments to fear their people than for people to fear their governments but, like all things of worth, the good of this comes at a heavy price. The Obama Regime’s greater fear of the American people, as compared to their fear of Islamists, is a near perfect example of this.