I've been a fan of the writer since I read "Liberal Fascism", so this article disappoints. If you read Rasmussen Polls, you will see what people really think, and that the policical class that controls Washington includes both parties, cronies and the media. Study the economic history of Latin America and Europe and you will see the imprint of the Kremlin's efforts to control the world, just as in the US. Washington has morphed into a dictatorship, as more and more power was transferred to the presidency, and Mr. Obama has used the power to avoid the rule of law. We have always taken care of the fragile members of our society, but at the state and local level, not the central government. LBJ destroyed the last remnants of federalism.