Well, I have been saying that for a few years now - ever since they started up a war where none existed outside the approval of the UN. That was a direct violation of our constitution, and a very serious violation at that. We have also abandoned the Nurenburg principles, the Geneva convention, and god-knows-what-else.
In America, we have:
our government "disappearing" people
detaining people in prison without charges, arrests, or trials
condoning and promoting torture
spying on everyone, no judicial oversight
secrecy about nearly everything, but particularly business matters
an executive branch that feels it is answerable to no one and no US or international laws (hey, our corporate media does not even recognize international law)
corruption and graft
wars started for no reason on a pack of lies
American babies dying of dehydration at major American landmarks in major American cities
inability of our government to aid their citizens in a natural disaster (or is it unwillingness?)
horrible economic policies, huge debt load, and huge trade deficit
and god-knows-what-else (probably no ability to stop any terrorist attacks).
Looks like Bob Hubert (op-ed in NYT) recognizes it now:
"Well, I give you fair warning. This is a road map to totalitarianism. Hallmarks of totalitarian regimes have always included an excessive reliance on secrecy, the deliberate stoking of fear in the general population, a preference for military rather than diplomatic solutions in foreign policy, the promotion of blind patriotism, the denial of human rights, the curtailment of the rule of law, hostility to a free press and the systematic invasion of the privacy of ordinary people."
Yes, we are losing our country...... and I guess we deserve this, for all the violence and human suffering we have fostered on the world while the citizens went about their lives and ignored what evil the US government was doing for all these years.