I think of things I did as a kid. Many are illegal now. Why? Because I might get hurt. I went on a family trip from NY to Florida where my sister and I rode in the back of a pickup truck. It was great we could make all the noise we wanted. It didn't bother our parents at all. Now that is too dangerous. We need to be protected from ourselves. When my uncle lived between Reno an Carson City I went on a ski trip and he made a great comment about moving to Nevada. He said "in NY it wasn't bad enough that the government was involved in all sorts of things it had no business doing but worse than that the people think the government should do all of these things and more." I have a T shirt that says "if you can't trust people with freedom how can you trust people with power?" I don't trust people with power... But then... I do trust people with freedom.