Do you know how to catch wild pigs?
You catch wild pigs by finding a suitable place in the woods and tossing some corn on the ground. The pigs find it, eat it, and return everyday to eat the free corn. Once they become comfortable with returning each day, you put up a fence one side of the feeding area.
Once they are comfortable with the fence, you put up another side of the fence. You continue until you have all four sides of the fence up with a gate on that last side.
The pigs, who are used to the free corn, walk right through the gate to eat. All that is left to do is to close the gate and you have caught the entire herd. The wild pigs have lost their freedom. They might run around inside the fence for a while, but they are now prisoners.
Soon they return to eating the free corn. They are so used to it that they've forgotten how to forage in the woods for themselves. They accept their captivity.
This is exactly what is happening to America. The government keeps pushing us toward socialism by spreading the "free corn" in the form of government entitlement programs such as welfare, food stamps, supplemental income, tax credit for unearned income, tobacco subsidies, dairy subsidies, payments not to plant crops (CRP), medicine, drugs, etc., while we lose our freedoms one small fence at a time.
Remember: there is no such thing as a free lunch. A politician will never provide a service for you cheaper than you can do it yourself.