John: The best way to ease toward socialism is while the ability of the people to fight is compromised by major issues. The four of five households living paycheck to paycheck do not have the finances, enthusiasm or time to invest in social debate. Unfortunately, this forces them to rely on elected officials to maintain their right of limited government intrusion, as outlined in the Preamble of the Constitution. A 'blessing' both parties, including my ex-representative ted poe, reneged on a long time ago. The answer is in Lafayette, Indiana.