Excessive confidence is placed in the judgment of politicians and bureaucrats. This replaces the confidence in a free society.
We should have more trust in ourselves and less in the government. Too many people have for far too long placed too much confidence and trust in the government and not enough in themselves.
Why does the federal government restrict the drinking of raw milk?
Why have we allowed the federal government to regulate commodes in our homes?
Has nobody noticed that the authorities can't even keep drugs out of the prisons? How can making our entire society a prison solve the problem?
Why should anyone be surprised that Congress has no credibility when there is such a disconnect in what they say and what they do?
Sacrificing a little liberty for imaginary safety always ends badly.
To achieve liberty and peace, two powerful human emotions have to be overcome. Number one is envy, which leads to hate and class warfare. Number two is intolerance, which leads to bigoted and judgmental policies. These emotions must be replaced with a much better understanding of love, compassion, tolerance, and free market economics.