5. Wants to legislate morality
Just like The Moral Majority, the modern Left sees a direct correlation between what is legal and what is moral. That is why both groups have lobbied tirelessly to get legislators to pass laws that serve their moral agendas, only the Left has been far more successful in accomplishing its goals.
This is why we have “hate crimes” in which punishment for a violent act is increased based on the thoughts that may be in the perpetrator’s mind. This is why there was a battle over “marriage equality” instead of addressing whether the government has any role in marriage whatsoever. This is why we have the new soda tax in Philadelphia and a national campaign to eradicate vaping. It’s all about punishing people that don’t live the way they’re supposed to.
While they’re not busy banning everything from guns to light bulbs, they will gladly scream into your face, “Love trumps hate!”