People are afraid of the surveillance state, and they should be. Many of us have read Orwell’s 1984, or watched dystopian sci-fi shows that explore those themes. I get the fear, and I agree with it, but here’s the thing: the boat has sailed.
The StopHam YouTube channel is full of heated confrontations. Threats and violence are common. In some cases, offending drivers drive off with activists hanging on to the hoods of their cars, getting shoved, punched, etc. I have seen at least one video where guns were brandished. It is all very dramatic.