The endless laws, rules, and regulations [...] already on the books, along with the ones that are still coming (like "cap and trade") are not really about breaking your bad habits -- they're about breaking your spirit. They're about sending you the message that you are no more important or significant than the spotted owl or the salt-marsh harvest mouse.
These laws are a stark reminder that your significance as an individual, even as a human being, depends on the recognition you are granted by the state. We are all being trained that we are simply a small part of a much larger community made up of "humankind," along with trees, plants, and animals...and that we're all equal. But to do that, Progressives have to make you forget that your rights were endowed to you directly by your Creator, something that they can best make happen by turning us all into what Progressive H. G. Wells called "enlightened Nazis" -- people who look to the state for direction in every aspect of our lives, but without the violence that accompanied the Nazi movement. -- unknown
And presciently, from Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged: "Did you really think we want those laws observed?" said Dr. Ferris. "We want them to be broken. You'd better get it straight that it's not a bunch of boy scouts you're up against... We're after power and we mean it... There's no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws. Who wants a nation of law-abiding citizens? What's there in that for anyone? But just pass the kind of laws that can neither be observed nor enforced or objectively interpreted – and you create a nation of law-breakers – and then you cash in on guilt. Now that's the system, Mr. Reardon, that's the game, and once you understand it, you'll be much easier to deal with." ('Atlas Shrugged' 1957)
PEOPEL WHO BELIEVE IN BIG GOVERNMENT ARE STUPID.