Such is not the case today. Crime, the modern fear, whether street or organized, is real and is increasing. Year after year, according to the understatements available on the problem from the FBI's Uniform Crime Reports, crime has increased-both in actual number committed and in proportion to the population growth. The political manipulation of the public's well-founded fear of crime in the present era has take rhetorical form in the political appeals for law and order during the 1968, 1970, and 1972 national campaigns, resulting in overwhelming and bi-partisan Congressional approval of ill-conceived and patently repressive laws in 1968 and 1970.
"The Era of Libertarian Repression - 1948 To 1973: From Congressman to President, With Substantial Support from the Liberal Establishment,"
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