“The trouble with paternalists is that they want to make impossibly profound changes, and they choose impossibly superficial means for doing so.” -Jane Jacobs, The Death and Life of Great American Cities
Paternalistic leadership influences the perceptions humans have regarding the workplace and ethical behavior. Paternalism is the policy or practice on the part of people in positions of authority of restricting the freedoms and responsibilities of those subordinate of them. The idea essentially springs from a form of hyperpluralism, because people holding high positions in government or in the political spectrum use their resources to manipulate the law into what they visualize it to be.
The Democratic Party has practiced the act of paternalism through their strong belief in big government and advocacy for immense governmental control. We live in a democracy where everyone has a voice and those voices are being silenced due to deliberative democratic ideals focusing on getting rid of Americans rights to have preferences and formulate opinions about pressing issues. Democratic ideals about how laws and policies should be created and implemented are based on intelligence and educational background. Basically, you must be too a certain caliber to have a say in the decisions made past a local level.
The left disguises their hunger for control by preaching to people the importance of big government. Their reason behind this belief is that they can address the challenges faced by American people through governmental means when really they are using and abusing their power to advance their own agenda. Despite what they say in speeches, campaigns, etc… all they really want you to do is just for them. They rather you surrender your rights and freedoms to people who are more intellectually sound (them).
Our country is founded by the people and for the people on the basis and platform to protect and improve quality of life and individuals rights for all citizens. If we don't address the paternalistic ways of the Democratic Party, our freedoms will continue to be imposed upon. Your right to preference is not a privilege granted, but rather a liberty