As long as we have Fox, MSNBC and TH etc. to keep the red sheeple pointing fingers at the blue shereple and vice versa like the Hatfield - McCoy feud, government will be the tool both sides think they're going to use against the other. How can it not keep growing?
If nothing else, the conservatives/right should stand opposed to the left by demanding smaller government. Yet, for example, my own Senator Sessions voted for the internet tax. His rep called and told me it was only "fair". The GOP politicians do not want smaller government. Until they do, they and this country are toast. All the finger pointing at the left (which is deserved no doubt) doesn't help to achieve that goal. It just diverts your attention.