Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.– C.S. Lewis
Whether you call it “progressivism,” “liberalism,” or any of a hundred other names, the worldview of the modern Left is rooted in a history of genocidal violence. The Democrat Party has boldly embraced this ideology, and more than a few Republicans have quietly followed suit. They believe human nature is malleable, that utopia can be achieved, and that they are morally justified in bringing it to pass. To achieve their goal, they have become statists.
When statists take control of a national government, that nation always starts down a path toward mass murder. Unless the statists are removed from power, this is what happens: