France is falling into the grip of tyranny, as French Prime Minister Manuel Valls announced that France should maintain its current state of emergency status until ISIS is defeated. Considering the longevity of terrorism and ease of recruitment for ISIS, the state of emergency could be indefinite, and the suppression of French citizens’ rights could become a fact of life.
The French state of emergency, declared in response to the November terrorists attacks in Paris that left 130 people dead, outlaws large public gatherings (what we in America would call the right to assemble, guaranteed by the first amendment) and has increased the public presence of police.
Even the Eiffel Tower, the symbol of French ingenuity and design and one of the modern wonders of the world, is still closed to the public in response to continued threats of attack from ISIS.
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