It is amazing how attitudes can change over a few short decades. The sentiment John F. Kennedy portrayed with this quote has been completely reserved. Few of today's liberals look to serve their country. Instead, the walk around with a sense of entitlement insisting their country owes them something. Give me free healthcare. I deserve a free college education. Give me food stamps. I am owed a pension. Extend my unemployment insurance.
Where the money will come from to pay for all of this is a question usually not even considered. If it is, the answer is always the same: Soak the rich! Never mind the fact that they already bare more than their fair share of the tax burden while some of us hardly pay a dime, they are bad, get them!
This is and always will be the problem with the welfare state: it destroys people's initiative and people's character, and in doing so, robs them of their dignity.