"Personally, I pray that placing the safety and freedom of society in the hands of individuals does make collective action more difficult. Collective action breeds injustice and the suffocation of individual rights. "
Sabra - In comments to this post
Placing the safety & freedom of society in the hands of individuals in order to make collective action more difficult is one of the most basic tenets of American society. It's the very basis upon which this country was founded. If individual freedom bothers people so much there are plenty of places they can live where collective action tramples even their most basic individual freedoms.