The answer, of course, is that neither extreme is healthy. What is the difference between Stalin and Hitler? A few million bodies is all that separates them.
Are these extreme examples? Not really. Just look back through history and you will see that the Pendulum has been an indicator of freedom for thousands of years. And how does this apply to us, here and now?
This election year will take its usual course; with folks on both sides urging you to support a swing to either the far left, or the far right. They will disguise their intentions behind the flag, the Bible; and in the case of the left it will be social engineering isues. You will be bombarded with vitriol concerning Gay Marriage Amendments; Abortion; and all manner of other social issues, designed to take your eyes “off the ball”, so to speak. But don’t be fooled.