Not one but two relatively prominent Democrats have come out in the past few days to suggest that we should violate our own Constitutional law by suspending elections the name of "progress," North Carolina's Governor Bev Perdue and Peter Orszag, President Obama's first Director of the Office of Management and Budget.
To them, government is the wise arbiter of modern American life, always there with a rule or regulation that you must obey for your own good. You're just a bit too stupid to make your own decisions.
As I've mentioned before, there is a psychological flaw in humans that makes them want to control each other, and this is merely the latest example of it. This flaw is the foundation of the political left in America. When you take a look around, you won't find very much of modern American life that doesn't fall under some law or another.
As Andy over at Ace's place succinctly observes, there is a massive push from Washington and this administration to control virtually everything you do.
This control fetish comes through in almost everything they support. Take, for example, mass transit, which involves moving herds of people from point A to point B on a fixed schedule. Meanwhile, with a car I'm free to go where I want when I want. Mass transit = control; automobiles = freedom.
The left has gone so far as to subvert the scientific method to try to scare you into believing your car is destroying the planet to get you to commit untold billions of dollars to mass transit schemes (among other stupidity). It's not about the planet; it's about control.
That's pretty much it in a nutshell. In fact, if you looked at it that way, the whole of human history is a battle between those who want to control others and those who simply wish to be left alone to live their lives peacefully as they see fit.
These control freaks cannot grasp the simple concept that there are people who have their own, built-in self-control. These increasingly rare people don't need laws to tell them what's right and what's wrong. They just know it instinctively and live it every day. The thought of killing, or robbing, or doing anything to anyone else they wouldn't want done to themselves is abhorrent to them.
To the radical left (which is all that remains of the Democrat party these days), these intelligent, self-reliant, morally centered people just don't exist. Everyone is a savage-in-waiting.
Everyone except them, of course.
These control freaks seem like good people. They all hide behind a mask of respectability. From a distance, they look normal enough. But, give them just a whiff of power, and the mask comes off.
At least, now we know who two of them are.