mar0302 saidPerhaps.. fortunately the US tends to be more in the centre.. and over time moves to the left..
For the most part you're right; but all it takes is the wrong candidate with the right amount of power/money to change things for the worst. We narrowly dodged a bullet with Romney (who would've criminalized homosexuality again). The entire 2016 Republican candidacy wants to follow his lead. They've made that clear; and most have the money/power to at least take us (us=teh gheyz) a few steps back...regardless of how many steps we've taken forward with our current POTUS.
If the US wants to continue moving to the left, it should elect candidates that have left-leaning values. Otherwise we'll end up with another assassinated POTUS, which if you do your research, never ends well.