Since virtually all lefty nanny-state proposals are being enacted into law without serious opposition (thanks GOP!), this seems to be a good time for a quote from rightwing knuckle-dragger C.S. Lewis:
"It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience."
C.S. Lewis, The Humanitarian Theory of Punishment