It is a natural part of writing an opinion blog to use a bit of hyperbole. It’s one of the arts Mark Twain teaches us in how to tell a delightful story. However, I am unsure how hyperbolic I am these days when I talk about the tyranny of our government. As I read the Memorandum from U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland, I am horrified that he is using his office to intimidate concerned parents speaking out at School Boards. We are witnessing in real time the many ways our current federal government is using its police powers to quell free speech, imprison her citizens, and strip people of their legitimacy.