Entitlement crippling of society
We herd sheep, we drive cattle, we lead people. Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way. George S. Patton
You always have to be careful about trying to remedy a situation. Franklin Delano Roosevelt gave us "Welfare" in response to an economic problem.
Yes, you can get by by claiming poverty or disability, but your "benefit" is going to come from a bureaucratic government agency. You will quickly find that all you have to do to get these "benefits" is to give up your self-respect, dignity, and privacy.
A correlation is what people regard as to their protection. Where, at one time, most folks were farmers or ranchers, and essentially grew their own food, we now look to grocery stores, or in the case of welfare recipients, Food Stamps.
Now, people ASSUME that a government agency will protect them. Locally, you are led to believe that a call to 9 1 1 will bring a police car within 5 minutes. Truth: In most southern California locations, you will be very lucky to get a police agency on scene within 30 to 45 minutes.
Federally, most people ASSUME our military will protect us from invasion or attack. That is true if you are facing an organized, uniformed armed force. However, the enemy we face now spends millions of dollars and Pounds to lead you to believe that they are "Just like you" and "only wish to be respected".
Very few sources will tell you the truth about this "Peaceful religion". The main media will ignore their foaming-at-the-mouth rants by a "religious leader", telling his assembly that they "have to kill all Jews and Americans".
Socialists and dreamers in this country have fostered the idea that "If you get rid of guns, violence will disappear".
The net effect is that Americans are a bunch of sheep, depending on the herder for protection, and often critical of how the herder does his job.