If we're going to talk about easy sells, why not talk about how the left sells this fear that absent government to provide them with food, shelter, clothing, transportation, education, etc, that the people will have no hope of ever escaping abject poverty and starvation. Cause that's a biggie.
If by "biggie" you mean "verifiable by a simple examination of history", sure.
Correct. A simple examination of history shows that overwhelmingly, those claims from the left about how terrible things would be if the government didn't provide so many people with free stuff are massively overblown. In reality, the trend is that the larger those programs become the more people need them. We replace real opportunity to succeed with dependence on government handouts and in the long run hurt those we claim to be helping.
Or have we so soon forgotten the lesson of the welfare reform in the late 90s. The same reform that even Obama has admitted worked despite him believing that it wouldn't. The same fear mongers then predicted dire consequences if we tossed people off the welfare roles. But what actually happened was that nearly all those ejected from the roles by our heartless leaders of the day went out and got jobs. And while those jobs didn't pay much more than welfare initially, over the next 5-10 years they increased their relative pay. The end result is that had we not kicked them off welfare, 10 years later they'd still be poor and dependent on welfare. By kicking them off, 10 years later they were at an economic position that was much much much better.
But that's not historical enough for you, right?