-- Virtuous people create a healthy economy. --
A VIRTUOUS people must be free in order to prove their virtuosity. MAKING them "virtuous" by force of government is not proof of their moral foundations, only that they're good at obeying. Is that what you're proposing, a society of virtuous slaves?
Because that is the Progressive goal. You just keep proving my point, that so-called "SoCons" are really Progressives in drag.