The right’s true goal – inspired by the propaganda of such as Grover Norquist and the Koch brothers – is the Balkanization of the United States of America and the elimination of the federal government as an effective force for good.
That is, the good of the American people.
The American people can’t seem to grasp the fact that America isn’t the physical land but rather they themselves; consequently, they do not understand that ensuring their well-being is in the hands of the federal government…the entity tasked at the creation of this nation by the Constitution with:
“We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”
If the American people understand nothing else, they need to understand that the right interprets “individual liberty” to mean the ability to abuse whoever however and whenever they want to in their pursuit of power and wealth. Unless the American people come to understand that, the threat from the right will solidify and become…material.
The right attacks the federal government in order to abrogate its ability to defend the American people against them.
Yes, it really is that simple.