A man walked up to Dick Cheney, calmly told him he thought his Iraq policy was reprehensible, and walked away. A few minutes later he was arrested by the Secret Service, in front of his 8-year-old son, for "assault".
When he asked what would happen to his child, the Secret Service said, "He can be sent to Child Services." Luckily, the boy found his mother and was safe.
But the citizen who practiced his free speech spent a few hours in jail before he was released.
This is a story that was just told by Matthew Rothschild on Thom Hartmann's radio show.
Increasingly, we are being intimidated into suppressing any attempt at dissent. Rothschild wrote a book about it, documenting the above incident and more.
Add that to your mental list of infringements on our freedoms. You know, the ones that are disappearing on a sickeningly regular basis.
Update: Top anti-Cheney videos at Brave New Films and the BNF Impeachment petition.