Actually you are spot on when you allude to the fact that our current administration has increased government control over our freedoms and the economy.<quoted text>
"... create one class of equally stupid people ..."
We're already there pal!
The stupidity amongst the masses exists when they themselves vote (or cheer, whichever you prefer) against their own interests and continually allow their government/leadership to keep them in fear.
The People should not fear their government, their government should fear them.
Remember, government exists to "serve" The People, not swindle them and certainly not to serve themselves or those who walk within the same circles they do and slight anyone else.
You speak of the "liberal/democratic/commu nist/left-leaning advocates" having to "do with increasing the governance of our personal liberty" and "increasing government control of our money and economy" but would deny to your death the fact that our CURRENT leadership has done EXACTLY what it is you speak of.
You must have missed it.
Unless the current leadership consists of those 'liberal/democratic/communist/ left-leaning' you speak of, which I DON'T THINK SO or at least that's not what they tell us, you have failed to see the hypocrisy in your own words.
However, I have no idea what you are speaking about when you state that you do not wish to live in fear of the government - please advise as to which Americans are living in fear of our government? I do not know many people that vote against their own interests or cheer against their own interest. But then again, perhaps I am just too stupid to know these things or fear the government...
As for the people in power doing favors for their circle of friends - this is a practice that has existed since mankind formed governments. Just ask Marc Rich or the FALN terrorists that were pardoned by Bill Clinton.
The current United State government consists of many liberal/democratic leaning Senators and Congressmen. I must have missed when they decided to throw Ted Kennedy out of the Senate for the DWI murder he committed on Martha's Vineyard - oh wait those people in the inner circle of government got him out of that one long ago or I am one of the stupid masses that lives amongst idiots that would vote against their interest by placing Kennedy into office for 50 years...
I am going to go out and find some moron so I can sell him a bag of dog feces for $50 by convincing him its the next best thing since real estate. After that I am going to donate $100 to the Bush library in Crawford Texas so he can employ one of his cronies at a cushy librarian job for $200k a year.