My Granddad said when government set the age for which kids could drive they usurped parental authority. More government, more laws, more regulations always adds up to less freedom. As someone once said when the people trade freedom for security they end up with neither. It's obvious the U.S. is way too close to "neither", and it will be the end of the greatness of this country. There will be no advantage to living here compared to Venezuela, Cuba, Spain, Greece, or France. And that's assuming we have the military, financial, and moral strength to prevent us being taken over by the Communists, the Muslims, or China, or Iran.