If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude greater than the animating contest for freedom, go home from us in peace. We seek not your counsel, nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you. May your chains set lightly upon you; and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen. – Samuel Adams
Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of Liberty.
It does seem true that many people love the calming heavy hand of government control. Otherwise, you might have to take the responsibility to take care of yourself.