The modern Democrat Party is a Fabian statist progressive party. The rights of the individual are subservient to the rights of the state. The beneficence of the state grants rights instead of recognizing them. To a Fabian statist progressive, rights can be taken away by the state as easily as they are granted. As soon as any individual right is inconvenient to the state (privacy rights, gun rights) it is to be discarded by the state. The goal of Fabian statist progressives is an all powerful nanny state made up of dependent subjects instead of individual citizens.