“Fear of disorder & love of well-being unconsciously lead democracies to increase the functions of the central government.” Alexis-Charles-Henri Clérel de Tocqueville in a warning that should be heeded by all freedom-loving people!
Politicians with a penchant for expanding government use crises, real or imaged, to fulfill their aims. Other office seekers, unmotivated by ideology but seeking electoral support or facing requests from bureaucrats or threats of public-sector trade unions, act to expand the scope of government. In the end, citizens suddenly find themselves over-burdened by governments that tax too much, spend too much & borrow too much,
Governments under democracy tend to grow beyond wishes of most citizens: