heylinb4nz: ... which can be summerised as
a) lots of laws because I want to feel safe and the government need to protect me
b) limited laws because I value my freedom and governments abuse power
There is the third option
c) lots of laws because I take no interest in politics and think its some strange game of New Zealand's Got Talent and I don't realize that the role of a politician is to pass laws even pointless ones because that is their job description and they have a need to show that they did something otherwise they won't get elected again, and in turn the politicians will always do as much as they can get away with under urgency hoping that people won't notice whether it's a tax rise on cigarettes or surveillance laws.