What Bastiat described in 19th century France is still seen today. He describes the demonization of those who oppose coercive force by those who are deemed as compassionate and caring. The dominant culture tells us that if something is good, then we must use the government to mandate it. Since government is force, they are saying that we must force people to do what we think is good and if you oppose this use of force, you are an enemy of the good.
by Todd Hollenbeck