Go read TL's piece here about who the extremists really are. He lays it out succinctly.
The fact that you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get you.
I say again, will we live as free men or as serfs?
Will we hold title to property, or will we be good puppies continually begging scraps from the master's table?
Do we have natural rights worthy of being defended or are we subjects with privileges extended by our political masters?
Would we, by our own will, be Spartans or helots?