Gerald Warner, in yet another well-written post, poses that question when he writes:
"The state, in reality, is supposed to be the servant of the public. Its role should be rigidly limited and every power it exercises jealously scrutinised for overreach."
Unfortunately over the decades we, the people, have allowed the state to override our rights by accepting the unasked for advice and diktats of those we are unable to hold to account - and the irony is that such people have been created by those that we can hold to account! So much for democracy - as it has become.
Just another thought..............