Almost daily now, events occur that are so incredible, nightmarish and tyrannical as to beggar belief that something so terrible can really be happening in a country where, until very recently, the power of the state was restricted within well-established parameters, liberty of the citizen was the default position and innocent human life was protected.

No more. The decline in our freedom is now precipitous, to the point where our very lives are endangered by the ruthless entitlement of the intruder state. The latest example is so extreme as to provoke incredulity, but unfortunately it is all too real.