I think this writer is missing a lot. There certainly are some lo info voters and knee jerk liberals, race pimps, and libertarian extremists who are over selling the militarization angle.
However, there are many limited government conservatives seeing that all of this militarization is making government bigger and more powerful and more intimidating, and likely on purpose. We see that cops are more union oriented and less citizen oriented. We see that police departments and government bureaus have more guns and more armor and more ammo - and more often directed by doctrinaire liberals.
This is what my eyes tell me. This is what Mark Steyn wrote about. I’ll trust my eyes and Steyn over this Nantz guy.