Most people resist abrupt changes. Think of your relationships. You’d balk if your partner demanded you stop doing something that you’d become accustom to over the years. The way people overcome this is by gradually changing it. That’s called getting “a foot in the door.” The remedy for this is to know our history and our founding documents, then we can’t get used to the gradual change. People who want to radically change the American form of government and life, rely heavily on getting their “foot in the door.” They’ve done it too. With Social Security, Medicare, taxation, and other freedoms. Going from A to Z is harsh, but going from A to B to C to D is not, and becomes acceptable to people.
Here’s President Reagan talking about the “foot in the door” with health care: