Statists view adult citizens as “idiots” unable to make rational decisions, who must have bureaucrats make important decisions for them.
The real idiocy of the situation is that these bureaucrat regulators are hired by politicians voted into power by the same “idiots.”
This begs the question: if private citizens are incapable of making decisions affecting their own lives, on what rational basis are they supposed to elect an official to make the decision for them? Doesn’t such a decision presuppose that the ability to judge the decision-making rationality of the elected official?
Also does that same “idiot” magically become a genius able to decide for everyone else when he becomes elected?
Furthermore, if a private citizen has no right to choose what goods are safe, where does the government official get the right to chose for them, as are not all powers delegated to government those that belong to the people?