Jay, I do not think it is a right and left thing. There is a center which is the largest population and this center does like freedoms and lees control of government. Like I am a Conservative but I do like a Social Security system for the old, but not the way they are running it today were the government has borrowed on it for years and has an IOU of Trillions of dollars. That was the peoples money that they worked hard and were taxed.
This is the problem with government programs.
If the economy collapses because of the debt there will be a civil war of some type. 1974 is right on this, there are even some on the left that are turning on this government now. I know this for a fact, I talk to them and have seen a change in there way. The government maybe in trouble because they are under estimating how big it can be.