A new Gallup poll says that 43 percent of Americans favor some form of socialism. If you factor in the people who also favor various forms of existing socialism but aren’t intellectually honest enough to call it that, those who understand economics and morality should know to be terrified by this. But the real terror isn’t that 43 percent of people embrace this destructive economic theft. No, the real problem is that we are stuck with a political system which forces everybody to be dragged along by the same populist insanity whether we want it or not. I have no objection to millions of people living together in socialism. I have a serious moral and practical objection when they insist they have the right to force me to go along with them. The problem isn’t public opinion. The problem is that the political system makes public opinion into a dictatorship.