It may be more dangerous than we like to admit. Causal analysis of events since Obama took office seem to indicate that he doesn't care about public opinion. One logical reason for this is that he does not expect to face re-election. And, if there is a "crisis" that provides a reason to declare martial law, then elections could become a thing of the past. I just read that troops are being readied in case violence in Europe spreads to this country due to "pre-revolutionary" conditions here.