…advocacy of big government is by its very nature a quest for power and control, for the ability to use force against others—a cause that naturally attracts the bitter and intolerant.
…beneath all of these factors, there is something deeper, something more elemental. Something metaphysical.
I hate to say William F. Buckley was right, but I think it’s all about immanentizing the eschaton.
…For the secular leftist, the end state is social and necessarily political. It is all about getting everybody else on board and herding them into his imagined utopia.
—Robert Tracinski, “Why Is the Left So Angry?”