It should be remembered that long before government entered those fields, many of the generally recognized collective needs were met by the efforts of the public-spirited individuals or groups providing means for public purposes which they regarded as important. Public education and public hospitals, libraries and museums, theatres and parks, were not first created by governments.
-F.A. Hayek (Law, Legislation, and Liberty (The Political Order of a Free People))
Civil Society instead of the Progressive notion that only Government can accomplish big and good things. Unfortunately, Government has reached into every crevice and corner. It may be too late to stuff that genie back into the bottle but it is impossible when Progressive Totalitarians can’t even admit that Charity actually worked and can again. Those P.T. just can’t admit that that is what Americans are and do just like de Toqueville did when he toured America and recorded in wonder how little Americans looked to Government to solve their problems – they just did it themselves.