Are We the People capable of self-reliance and self-governance?
The Founding Fathers answered yes to that question.
Today's self-interested elitists prefer the answer to be no. And increasingly it appears that more and more of We the People agree with the elitists that are working diligently to "save the middle class."
Notable & Quotable provides the answer to why it's in the self-interest of the government and other self-interested elitists to take care of the rest of us with their wisdom and assumed power.
""Are not the actions and beliefs of the intellectuals self-interested in a very obvious way?
Intellectuals dislike [classical] liberalism because the market economy does not reward them according to their own estimation of their obvious social worth.
Intellectuals, therefore, prefer economic systems which give them a place in the sun, in which their cash rewards are almost certainly higher, and in which power rewards are undoubtedly higher.
Intellectuals play leading roles in the bureaucracies of the state, as advisors, experts, and administrators, and increasing the power of the state means increasing the power of the intellectuals.
Their "cult of the powerful state," therefore, is not disinterested, even though their self-interest is well rationalized."
Think about it.