If we, the USA, continue on the path to try to accommodate minorities, urban and suburban poor, women in general, LGBT and transgender oddities, the chronically unemployed, vagrants, single mothers, orphaned children, alcoholics and drug user treatments, people with gluten intolerance, the undereducated college grads that know almost nothing about what the USA is about and how we got here through history; we will continue on the journey of everlasting, continuous, perpetual and never non-existing journey into total socialism.
What motivation can we expect for people who have these problems to “take care of themselves” when the “safety net” is already to large, that it is already full of a huge minority of our citizens. Democracy can only last until those receiving “benefits” exceed those who are working and striving to survive themselves while supporting all the others.
When that happens, it moves from socialism to communism, but a form unlike we saw in Russia which still had a ruling class. Life is not fair, and was never promised to be. We do not get what we deserve; only what we work for. Without education and self-effort, we are slaves to a government as our master.
Joseph Reichert, Belleville