...in the name of social engineering.
If you're in the mood to be outraged, check out this graph
of Federal spending from the past 45 years, distinguished by party. (From John Hindraker of Powerline.) And the chart doesn't even include the huge spike of the past two years.
Another graph, with opposite slope, could well depict the decrease in liberty over that same period. This is no coincidence.
View it and weep.