Krissy, if you're an American born and bred, you should understand the fierce determination of the U.S. citizenry to keep their freedoms.
Sure, Switzerland might
be be safer and more secure because of the rigid laws, but you have to admit the reasons they actually work is because Switzerland compared to the U.S. is nothing more than a dot on the map, geographically speaking.
It's easier to keep track of citizenry and livestock in a small country. It also helps if people have been born to the rules and merely accept them as a way of life.
Trying to force those rules and regulations on a population that's used to moving about freely and doing as it pleases most of the time would be like trying to harness a wildcat. A very old, cantankerous, set in its ways wildcat.
I'm an accountant, so by my very nature should be all about rules, regulations, and anal retentive record keeping. I am, but only so far as it goes for my livelihood.
I won't even live anywhere that I have to deal with an HOA, because I'll be darned if I'm going to pay my
hard earned money for a house and property, then have someone else
tell me what color I can or can't paint it, or what lawn ornaments I can or can't have.
If I buy it, it's mine
. I'll paint the danged thing purple with pink polka dots if I want, and too bad, so sad for the neighbors.