Originally Posted by long island leprechaun
Your last paragraph is important. There's the rub. Messy liberty or organized equality by force. We've always been somewhere in the middle, but the preservation of liberty in the mix has been our saving grace. Without our core protection of rights, we would have long ago succumbed to social totalitarians of one stripe or another... all with good intentions and the absolute conviction that the world would be better if it just looked like them. We should be suspicious of any policy or law that forces active social behaviors, as opposed to protecting rights.
Again, not to sound like a broken record, but very well said, and agreed. +1