I agree with your post (and your tag). Tree of Liberty...all that. It’s distressing to realize, particularly when listening to rat bastards like Cuomo, how few among our present government and the modern American political class give a fig for the founding principals. It’s equally distressing to realize how we the people allowed the collectivist snake to coil around us for so many years, and only now realize that we’re in a death struggle.
You have explained the problem properly. We can whine about welfare mothers with 8 kids, but the pressure for more government comes from the AARP also. Until we ALL admit that we are ALL addicted and that we ALL must relinquish our claim to government largesse.. We are doomed.