Liberals and Progressives like to look to Europe for ideas and use it as support for their agenda. Well, state contol and looking to the government are part of European history. People in Europe were through most of history subjects to their Kings and Queens. The Royal owned all and their subjects place was to serve and know their place in society. Subjects did not have rights unless given by the nobels. The leaders knew best and told them so. The American history is that of self rule, private ownership, self determinantion and natural rights.