It seems intuitive that there are things we can't rely on the "free market" to take care of. The Founding Fathers seemed to have realized this when they, for example, created the USPS. They recognized that there are things that are too important to leave to the dog-eat-dog capitalism of the free market. Many people point out the inefficiencies, waste and financial hardships facing a service like the USPS. But that's not the point! The success of the USPS is not measured by its revenue or even financial viability, but rather by the service it provides to the citizens. Nobody measures the success of the Fire Department by how much money they made, but by how many lives they saved, even if they lost money in the process or became a financial burden on the taxpayers. The health, education and safety of the American citizen are deemed by the so-called "socialist" to be too valuable to be bought and sold on the market of profit-driven competition. When did that become evil? Capitalism is not a bad thing. We all agree that Capitalism is one of the major reasons for the technological revolution we're all enjoying today, not to mention the opportunity it provides for all of us to make a good living and/or become rich. No one is against Capitalism. It's just not the answer to everything, that's all.