Why are the liberal dutch slowly becoming more conservative?

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/eu_netherlands_squatting Young people break into an unused building, move in a table, chair and bed, and then tell the police they are now the official residents — with no permission from the owner and no plans to pay rent. On Friday, the once-respected Dutch tradition of squatting... show more http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/eu_netherland...

Young people break into an unused building, move in a table, chair and bed, and then tell the police they are now the official residents — with no permission from the owner and no plans to pay rent.

On Friday, the once-respected Dutch tradition of squatting becomes illegal. It is the latest pillar of the country's liberal institutions — such as legal prostitution and cafes that openly sell marijuana — to be abolished or curtailed as the Dutch become more conservative and rethink the boundaries of their famed tolerance.

Why is it that Europe is starting to abandon its liberal ways, but the USA is becoming more liberal?
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