Well-meaning, generally thoughtful politicians are actually proposing -- with straight faces -- that we put $50 million towards transforming schools into gulags. And why? So that the grownups can be free to stockpile weapons against tyranny.
John Wilkes Booth saw himself as ridding the nation of a tyrant, but the nation mostly saw him as the treasonous assassin of their elected leader. See how this works? It's all a matter of perspective, isn't it.