US is at the tipping point. Europe tipped a while back. There are more votes for free stuff than there are workers. It will never get better until or unless something catastrophic occurs. Like another World War started in , you guessed it, Europe. I see no path for the Eurozone to satisfy their debts, their promises and their goofy third way economies. It’s gonna all come unglued I think.
I do agree with you. Europe, California, Illinois, etc, show the destructive power of government dependence. In certain ways one could argue that voluntarily sliding down the rat hole of socialism is almost worse than violent communist takeovers. At least when countries throw off the shackles of communism they often discard near everything associated with it. It is clear the democratic socialist systems fail too (albeit more slowly), but the majority dependent don’t seem to be able to accept that the social welfare components of the system are the core of the problem.
Future generations of conservative people are going to have to be certain, when constitutions are re-written here, Europe and elsewhere, that socialist schemes are more specifically written out of them. It is obvious our founding fathers never would have approved of what we are doing, but the constitution was vague enough that it has allowed leftists the loopholes they need with which to ram through their “progressive” policies.