In the new book, "The Servile Mind" author Dr. Minogue talks about how a desire for safety and security leads to totalitarian police statism. Politicians see themselves as moral leaders whose duty it is to manage the citizenry into compliance with their (the politicians) prescriptions for moral behavior. Mayor Bloombito seems the most obvious proponent of this way of thinking.
I recommend to every thinking person, read this book, and think hard about the downside of "democracy." It is after all, simply marketing, persuasion, and development of a servile mind in the citizens, who are becoming the tools of the politicians.