US Government Motto:If it ain't Broke, FIX It Till it IS!!
It appears obvious to me that whatever the government bans, or legislates to reform always gets worse, and the so- called "undesirable" behavior increases. Observe Reality:
The Drug war has increased illegal drug usage and kids use drugs at a much earlier age than before the war began.
Government health care and and nutrition programs have given us worse overall health, more obesity, as well as children with diabetes and high cholesterol.
Government schools have dumbed-down education and lowered literacy rates, plus the general populace is ignorant of economics, politics and history which is leading(or has lead) us to the destruction and bankrupcy of America through perpetual foreign war and killing of people who have done us no harm, and has allowed our natural human rights and freedoms to be stripped from us at home.
Government rules about firing and firing and attempts to prevent"discrimination" cause further resentment and therefore prevent many "protected" classes from getting jobs, promotions and rental agreements or credit as employers and landlords are afraid of potential lawsuits if things do not work as hoped or planned.
History Speaks Loud and clear when it comes to combining central planners with government force to improve societal woes the problems accelerate, and unintended consequences arise.
Then why do people keep looking for Government Solutions to problems? Who knows? I suspect Lack of confidence in their own abilities combined with a little laziness... ;-)
The nanny state has accomplised nothing but turn peaceful productive citizens into criminals and thus full game for the govenrment to kidnap, torture or plunder for breaking one of their arbitrary RULES!! Then they take our money and our property and use it on themselves, their buddies or bully and blow up some weaker foreign country. Government so-called protection is in reality a mob "protection racket". Its a complete SCAM! Why can't the majority of people in this country get this through their thick skulls?? My thoughts are Americans are so arrogant and naive , they think the party will never come to an end here, because "After all, This Is America; Gods Chosen Bunch and Leaders of the " Free World" you know!"
My alternative to the the governments so called safety and security from the womb to the tomb is pretty simple... Just get a job,keep your money and spend it on yourself and your loved ones and give to the charities of your choosing. No force or redistribution involved The result will be more and better co-operation more peace, more freedom, and More Happiness! UTOPIA ? No way. The world will always have poverty, disaster, illness and crime.
But face it folks,
Using Hired Guns against your neighbors to get what you want in life is NOT going to make the world a better place for any of us, and particularly " the children."