There is no conspiracy to take away our freedoms. Really, there's not.
But you can find a correlation between freedom and population.
Simply put for you guys, the more of us there are, the less freedom we can have.
When everyone in florida lived on a one acre lot, septic tanks were fine.
But when lot size went to half of that, it was more than could be absorbed, and sewers had to be installed.
Sewers became mandatory, not to stifle individual freedom, but so that A.- Developers could make more money with high density housing, or B.- To provide housing for an increasing population. Or both.
When I hear about shedding regulation, I visualize drums of toxic sludged dropped off in the middle of the night.