You (the you in general) can justify anything with the words, "It's for your own good/protection."
Decisions made out of fear are rarely good decisions.
My last name is Kruschke. Pronounced Crewsshh-ka, but I've never pronounced it that way. I pronounce it Crush-key. My grandad Thought that it would be a good idea if it sounded more American during WWII.
If you don't think it can happen in the U.S., think again.