We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Warren’s emphatic assertion of the unremarkable — that the individual depends on cooperative behaviors by others — misses this point: It is conservatism, not liberalism, that takes society seriously. Liberalism preaches confident social engineering by the regulatory state. Conservatism urges government humility in the face of society’s creative complexity.
Society — hundreds of millions of people making billions of decisions daily — is a marvel of spontaneous order among individuals in voluntary cooperation. Government facilitates this cooperation with roads, schools, police, etc. — and by getting out of its way. This is a sensible, dynamic, prosperous society’s “underlying social contract.”
Elites like Warren believe that we benighted masses cannot really handle freedom. What we really cannot handle is excessive government meddling in our lives.
Elizabeth Warren would have fifity federal traffic cops standing around directing traffic at every interstate off- and on-ramp. And they'd be deciding who had to exit and who got to continue along, not the drivers.
And they'd be charging tolls based upon the kind of car you were driving, and any other social criteria they happen to be ordered to consider...like whether you had the approved number of passengers, or the sanctioned politically correct bumperstickers on.
Elizabeth Warren taught bankruptcy law to me more than quarter of a century ago. She didn't have any political drum to beat back then. She even had sensible things to say about how the denial of certain kinds of lender claims in bankruptcy would inevitably lead to the lack of availability of credit to poor people. She's a very smart woman and was a fine teacher: honest and clear. I don't know what's happened to her.
It's pretty simple - Stockholm Syndrome. I'm being totally serious.
People who are predisposed to certain viewpoints will usually accept and embody those views when exposed to them over and over and over again. She may have started out reasonable - certainly her bio would indicate that she would be more likely to share middle class ideals than elite university ideals - but constant exposure to, and inclusion into, the faux elitist intellectualism of Eastern Ivy League schools created a whole new thought process for her. Her progression is typical - Novitiate, Acolyte, Priestess and eventually High Priestess - she became a member of the "intellectual elite" she naturally became one of the champions of governmental rule under the beneficial guidance of those who are superior.
The thing of it is that people like Elizabeth Warren aren't all that smart. They may have some capacity to collect and process random pieces of information, but as a general rule they have to have order and order means law and law means government. They see the vast majority of citizens as a mob operating under mob rules. They view themselves as champions of the mob against their natural enemies the "rich". They see everything as collectivist - nothing happens without the support of the whole.