[QUOTE="The reasons these tactics work against conservatives and libertarians is that they largely just want to be left alone. Power is gained reluctantly and used defensively. To them, government should be a shield. Progressives actively seek government power to use offensively - to make you do things. For Progressives, government is a spear. President Obama summarized it best - the Constitution is “a charter of negative liberties,” which “says what the states can’t do to you (and) what the Federal government can’t do to you, but doesn’t say what the Federal government or State government must do on your behalf.” Notice I did not say Republicans or Democrats. Plenty of Progs in both parties. More so one than the other, but still present in both.[/QUOTE]] Spot on sir, spot on!