I have long said there are three distinct groups under the GOP’s tent: theological warriors, who want to impose their social views on the rest of society Tea Party zealots, who say with a straight face that they want the government to get out of their Medicare and remnants of the pro-business moderates.
A government for the people must depend for its success on the intelligence, the morality, the justice, and the interest of the people themselves.
The worst government is often the most moral. One composed of cynics is often very tolerant and humane. But when fanatics are on top there is no limit to oppression.