How can a person believe that they have to be constantly sheltered and cared for? That seems to me to be fundamentally flawed in its view of life and the nature of rights.
No, don't fear, I'm not going to go on about rights theory.
I think what bothers me is that the opinion, for that's all it is, that they should be cared for and sheltered comes at the expense of other people. Those expenses are monetary in nature but they also affect us that do not want to be sheltered and coddled. Public policy is inherently a blanket effect. So when a law is passed because someone wants the 'protection' it inherently affects everyone, whether they want it or not.
Thus is liberty chipped away by the sheer laziness of people to take care of themselves.