We're not talking about society here. We're talking about government.
If this country were your front yard then society would be the bermuda grass that you want to grow in lush, green, and healthy. Government is not the rain that makes that happen. At it's best, government is the runners that try to take over the sidewalk. At it's worst, government is the crabgrass and dandelions that try to take over the yard; the grubs that suck at the roots and the disease that eats away at the leaves. You have to control government not give it fertilizer.