In advanced civilizations the period loosely called Alexandrian is usually associated with flexible morals, perfunctory religion, populist standards and cosmopolitan tastes, feminism, exotic cults, and the rapid turnover of high and low fads—in short, a falling away (which is all that decadence means) from the strictness of traditional rules, embodied in character and inforced from within. — Jacques Barzun
Is this a bug, or a feature?
I submit that the only real way to “scare Americans sober” about entitlements is to have one mother of a tax increase.
People might actually read the Constitution, and realize that entitlements are at odds with the 10th Amendment.