The liberals and progressives want the government to control every aspect of our lives because to them government knows best.
Isn't government knowing best an anti American sentiment?
Obama said in a 2001 interview that the Constitution was fundamentally flawed because it restrains government and it doesn't talk about the redistribution of wealth.
The Founders restrained and tied the hands of government because they didn't want one man or a government dictating to people how to live their lives.
There will always be a split between those who trust themselves to manage their lives and those who want and trust a big government to manage their lives.
When you live in freedom and liberty there will always be an imbalance because some people will work hard and build a business while others will party their life away. This is freedom.
What the liberals and progressives want is to try to stop this imbalance through redistribution of wealth and an almighty government. What they don't see is this way of thinking is truly anti -liberty and anti-freedom.
In a free society your going to have people who don't take care of themselves and people who don't make it. If you try to regulate society to fix this imbalance that comes with a free society you will eventually have a slave nation instead of a free nation.