What is the difference between an armed band of thugs and the police?
The latter conform with the law, including the 1st, 2nd, 4th and 5th Amendments.
The former do not; they come with guns drawn, take what they want, and demand your silence -- not as a civil right in a court of law but as a demand that they make clear will be enforced with those very same guns.
If 1940 is what this Country desires, then you vote for this
which will be no different than this