This is from the Wall Street Journal, quoting columnist Janet Daley from London’s Daily Telegraph of May 19. It is pointed at the future of the European Union, but substitute US for EU and it’s still timely and appropriate.
How long will freedom survive in the face of mass rage at the loss of the economic security that has come to be seen as a basic human right? People were told that they could have lifelong protection from want without any restrictions on their liberty or their economic self-determination. So now the cake has been well and truly eaten and had. The EU is going to have to admit sooner or later that this fantasy has run its course.