Re: I doubt they'll see a revenue increase
"that these laws become quite overbearing and fascist when they can just be applied to all and sundry."
You are missing the point of these laws: They exist solely for enforcing fascism: Everyone is a terrorist if the powers that be say so. And the laws are written to support that, on purpose.
I find it correct then to label _literally anything_ as 'terrorism' as the laws make that kind of interpretetation not only possible, but totally legal and fitting into legal definition.
It is not an accident or 'poor decision' that anything can and will be 'terrorism', by law.
A point of view shared with some other commenters too. Unless they change the law, almost everything _is_ terrorism, by legal definition.
Just because terrorism laws let the authorities do anything they want, legally, and the suspect has no rights at all. That's why these laws exist and that's why they are used every day.
Fascist authorities wanted fascism written into law and they got it. Label is irrelevant at this point: Fascism is here as much as it was in Germany in early 30s.