I don’t know whether this belongs in the comic-relief category or the future-threats category, but the Harvard Law School is having a conference to analyze the “free market mindset.” The basic premise of the conference seems to be that people who believe in limited government are psychologically troubled.
I really don’t think things are to the point yet where people are going to be disenfranchised and isolated for having political opinions that are not considered normal by a bunch of posing pansies.
It’ not American nature, despite what you might think if you look at the writings of the left end of the spectrum. Putting people in mental asylums for doubting the government is something that happens in places like Russia and Eastern Europe. It’s the culture and was a common practice long before the Socialists or Communists ever came to power.