Here is where politics and jurisprudence are going:
- Freedom for individuals is expanding.
- Freedom for groups and associations is contracting.
- If you are an individual who seeks to live out certain views through a group, that freedom will be curtailed.
- There is an interesting effect of this general movement. Groups and associations will be marginalized, while individuals will be free, but isolated before the state.
This general trend does not present a good formula for the long term prospects of freedom and limited government. Government will mean more and more. Voluntary organizations will mean less and less. Individuals will be increasingly trained to look to government rather than to neighbors, volunteer groups, churches, non-profits, etc.