HottJoe saidThat's awesome!! I'm actually surprised it's being taken up by democrats and not republicans. It seems like the perfect issue for republicans to go on, to expand their base, because it equates to smaller government and more individual liberty. The two sides seem to have their ideologies mixed up here, lol.
They've been mixed up for a long time. Republicans call for smaller government, but their model of enforced social conservatism actually results in more policing and monitoring of citizens, at the cost of more government agencies to watch and make us conform. Republicans are all about conformity, and enforcing that requires more governmental apparatus.
Democrats want more personal freedom, and less policing, more individual laissez faire, if you will. Except when it comes to corporate entities that might hurt people, with their unprincipled and unbridled greed.
But that's when Republicans cleverly turn the tables, and say keeping a tight rein on corporations is an assault on personal freedoms. I'll agree with that, when you can show me a corporation more interested in my own health & welfare, and that of its workers, than in the profits of its board and shareholders.