For all the sobriquets "bleeding heart liberal", "compassionate liberal" are perfect examples of oxymorons! Statistics show liberals give less. Do not donate blood. Liberals for all their supposedly "compassion" though are more willing to encourage dependency. And this has been very clearly show after reading Jeb Bush's article in the WSJ "Capitalism and the Right to Rise"! Increasingly, we have let our elected officials abridge our own economic freedoms through the annual passage of thousands of laws and their associated regulations. We see human tragedy and we demand a regulation to prevent it. We see a criminal fraud and we demand more laws. We see an industry dying and we demand it be saved. Each time, we demand "Do something . . . anything." Jeb Bush: Capitalism and the Right to Rise - WSJ.com As Jeb correctly outlines our society has been less inclined to let people fail! As socialism continues to creep in, it is becoming more acceptable to have a cop on every corner, a camera in every intersection! All because the "compassionate liberal" wants more control over our lives! I was told an "open palm holds more then a closed fist" and "compassionate liberals" actions show they prefer the fist! And with more closed fists.. are fewer liberating ideas, businesses, services because why should anyone try if every effort is beaten by a closed society!