A lot of people on this forum believe that people are basically stupid or to some degree inept and thus, the government must step in and help out somehow. If that's the case, then how can you balance the power of government to watch over those people but to not impede the rights of the rest of us? Is it really possible to just trust them? Also, most will say, "then we vote/remove those people" is it really that easy? It never is. How do you balance power vs. the need for aid? Should people be left to their own responsibilities more or should there be an increase in government intervention? Personally, I think people are bullied and herded enough these days. Eventually, we're going to be one big farm that is harvested and grown by the select few in power, that's the road we're headed down. Everyone loves their personal freedoms, but as soon as they feel threatened, they give those rights up. Well, how much can you possibly love those freedoms if you're not going to defend them? I think less government intervention is needed not only because it's overdone, but because it would help people to begin to trust them again because at the moment, no one seems to trust anyone in a suit on capital hill.