It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.
I just LOVE this post by Harry Browne titled The 7 Vital Principles of Government. My favorite quote from the article comes in the conclusion:
If you really want to cure a pressing social problem, take steps outside the realm of government. If you don’t see how you can convince people to help you succeed in a non-governmental endeavor, how can you expect to control politicians who care nothing for your desires?
These principals may seem alien to many modern Americans; but it is exactly the mindset of the founders of our country.