The real question is why over a long period of time have have people in the freest country in the world been willing to gradually let go of what others (immigrants and patriots) have lost their lives to have here. Milton Friedman has some insights that shed light on this question. One of them is kind of long and bad resolution, but well worth the time to listen. Links below.
This inexorable move to the left has been at times slowed (the Reagan era for instance). I guess a question related to the short-term is, will the four conservatives on SCOTUS be able to wait out this next four years in hopes of a conservative POTUS in 2016? If not, looks like the gig may be up.
“Will Obama actually get a second term? The fact that I’m even having to ask that question says a lot. We have a POTUS who can only be described as Marxist in that as a Congressman he voted to the left of the only Socialist in Congress. His actions as POTUS support that notion. And there’s a serious chance of him being RE-ELECTED. Why?”
Part of that has to be that our candidates absolutely SUCK.