I guess it MIGHT have been more misplaced liberal counter production to get a brother of mine into rehab even though he said he ‘had it under control’. I found him on the floor down 1/4 of his weight in a stinky mess with his dog. Perhaps, ‘authorianistically’, I interrupted a plan? So shoot me- I would do it again- and I hope if I am ever in such a state that there is someone who acts on my behalf.
Why people fear change is maybe ‘counter productive’ to the society in which they live too. Ayn Rand went after an extreme of your POV. Of course these programs have not worked all the time, need tweaking and maitenance, have unintended consequences that must be addressed- but that is different from just calling them wrong-headed, addictive or counter productive. It is hard to recall the circumstances that seemed to mandate social prorams initially- or to properly judge the overall effcts without that recall- but we are not a Social Darwinist society either- in which we ignore our sick, our tired, our poor, our huddled masses. Are we? This is no simplistic black/white issue but goes to the heart and soul of this nation which claims liberty and freedom and Christian roots. Conservatives should ‘rightly’ be ideologically invested in maintenence and repair rather that getting rid of, trading-in or starting all over. The considerations and the basic structure of domestic policy are not so flawed as undernourished- like other parts of our degrading infrastrucure.