I like the inset of P. J. O’Rourke.  It harkens to my concept that freedom and responsibility are two sides of the same coin.  The moment one lowers responsibility, freedom is also lowered.  That is why government providing anything besides security for the country and honesty in contracts is a bad thing.  The giving of government in the realm of, say, healthcare, is provided as a gift by advertisements.  It is truly a loss of responsibility of the individual to take care of their own health issues, and a loss of freedom for the people as we are now beholden to the government.  Multiply this by however many other “gifts” from the government are out there.  Each one is a corded strand staked over Gulliver.  The useful idiots defined only make the government’s job of enclosing the animal cages at the zoo easier.  Remember that there are three cases where everything is provided: 1.) zoo, 2.) pet, 3.) prison.  In all other cases, each species has to fend for themselves = personal responsibility = freedom.  Yes, there is risk involved.  That is called life.  Life is fatal.  What are you going to do while you’re here?