This reflects why I see America more and more as a big paradox culture. It explains their social pains, their cultural glories, and their political quagmire. The US has evolved into a nation that wants to be liberal doesn’t want to pay for it. They are a nation in a values struggle.
“I think the average American is actually a fiscal conservative and a social liberal. ‘Stay out of my pocketbook; stay out of my private life.’ And somehow the Republican Party has gotten away from that.” -Michelle Caruso Cabrera