How would you like to wake up tomorrow to find that you had no more voting rights? And that an unknown, appointed and foreign bureaucrat now controlled your city? That the mayor’s key to the city was confiscated, and the city council was disbanded? That the new rulers governed by decree? And you were now a de facto serf where you had yesterday been free?
Sadly, this is not a hypothetical scenario. This is Central Falls, Rhode Island, today: population 19,000. And it is a harbinger of what may happen across many more cities. But does what happened to Central Falls also hold a warning for the whole nation?