My response was much shorter

Sebastian has a good read about how compliance with any new law requires our willingness to go along with it.

I had a post being written with a single word – No. Means the same thing.

However he has a larger point. At some point, enough people will stop granting authority to those who think they have it and then things start getting messy. And as Jeff Goldstein says

To which I’d say, people like Feinstein should be more careful about who they describe as venal extremists. Because at some point, those newly-minted venal extremists might just figure that, if they’re going to be cast in that role anyway, they may as well throw themselves into the performance.

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