Originally Posted by jspchief
Doesn't the wild west suggest otherwise?
No, because that was Hollywood. The so called wild West wasn't as wild as we think.
“Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the Government’s purposes are beneficent. Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty by evil-minded rulers. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding.” — James Madison