It absolutely is and it absolutely has nothing to do with quelling civil unrest. That can be done without bringing in secret police that kidnap people and hold them without any notification of civil rights, or reason for arrest.
This is an entire disregard of the Constitution. Remember that? Something that is supposed to be the law of the land? This regime (and it is a REGIME, and not a presidency) has turned it into toilet paper.
The complete and total destruction of all our American values is occurring right now. This is how a country leaves the first world and joins the second or third. This right here. Only poor countries have dictatorships; but that’s what we’ve got right now.