Also, I think they do this because they are not in the least familiar with, have never been trained in, constitutional law and principles.
And they actually believe that the government can save them from anything, and they believe in the beneficent nature of government. Statists and authoritarians, might be the best words to describe them.
I like what George Washington said about government:
"Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master."
Edited by Kowalski, 19 June 2013 - 01:12 PM.