The problem is that the government does not respect (or fear) the public any longer. One observation: Government interest follows the money and the fact that the individual is responsible for paying part of his property to the government means that the government has an interest in the individual. As a general rule, government interest is not a good thing. An example may be Mexico where individuals pay no taxes (other than IVA). Government interest stops at the business level which pays all the taxes leaving the individual to go his own way.