Goes without saying, we are a nation deeply-divided. Divided by naïve fantasy vs. stark reality, regarding the pathway to our nation's future. Last Tuesday, 60-million, mostly living, mostly vote-eligible citizens, stated their preference for still more government and less freedom. Collectivism, over individual liberty and achievement. More dependence on government, with less independence for self. That 50% of complacent voters may want to rub the fairy-dust out of their eyes, and understand more clearly what the President actually meant in 2008, when he vowed to (quote): "fundamentally transform America." That doesn't mean free toothpaste and train rides for life. Definitionally, that means "basic" or "radical" change in governance. Moving from our citizen-centric, democratic-republic, to an all-powerful, primarily, one-branch, central-government, one that absorbs the private-sector, and renders citizens dependent, all of which is already happening.
And a word to those day-dream-believing young people, sent from the nation's reality-free, lib-indoctrination-labs, straight to the voting booth. Government is expense. The private sector is revenue. Government doesn't create jobs or economic growth. Private businesses and corporations do.