This, in my opinion, sums it up well:
There is, in fact, a manly and lawful passion for equality which excites men to wish all to be powerful and honored. This passion tends to elevate the humble to the rank of the great; but there exists also in the human heart a depraved taste for equality, which impels the weak to attempt to lower the powerful to their own level, and reduces men to prefer equality in slavery to inequality with freedom.
– Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy In America
I don’t know what will happen on Tuesday. Polls don’t mean anything to me except for the one we have tomorrow. Soon we’ll decide whether we wish to strongly pursue redistribution and other policies that have proven economically destructive (and some that will be). It’s funny that only 30 years ago, at the wane of the Carter administration, that Milton Friedman had so effectively argued against such actions. If we go down that road, so be it – I firmly believe we, collectively, get what we deserve.
Hold on the ride may get bumpy.