I think what I find the most disturbing trend in our country is the lack of knowledge on frankly anything our general public has. Think about the last couple of presidential elections, how many people do you know could actually give hard, concrete reasons why they were voting for the candidate they picked? I can say that a portion of the people I know did have good reasons for voting the way they did, there were also a lot that based their vote on complete disinformation or outright stupidity such as "well, my family votes X party, so I do too" and "I just don't think X looks trustworthy."
The presidential elections are bad enough, but drill it down even closer to home. How many people do you know who actually know who runs your town, county or even state? These officials have a big impact on our day-to-day lives yet many people are completely oblivious to who they are or how they are actually representing us.
When you have that lack of accountability, anything can go under the chopping block including our freedoms.
When is our freedom enough ?
When you can poop wherever you want.