It is all but impossible for conservatives to understand the hatred that the hard core left feels for us. I am referring to the leadership of the "progressive" movement, and not the majority of the nice, liberal dupes that vote for Obama, etc. The way that their brains process events is entirely different from the way we do. We look at history, and understand what a remarkable thing our Republic is. We see how very rare it is for humans to enjoy individual liberty, and we also clearly see it being taken away bit by bit. There is just no way I can figure out to get them to understand. As Franklin told a lady when asked; "Sir, what kind of government are you giving us?" "Madam, we are giving you a Republic, if you can keep it."