Government is the creation of man. it's the chicken or the egg thing.
If man makes rules that man can't follow, it's a failure of man, sure. But when it goes so far as to show that NO MAN is capable of not molesting the rules, then it is the institution itself that is a failure. Man shouldn't be gifted with the authority over others if man has been tested and found wanting. Which is the case with governments.
I get your point.
BUT IMO, it is not ALL man in government, yes, it is most men or woman who molest the rules.
Would you consider Ron Paul to have molested the rules? I cannot think of many others, but I am sure there is a minority that do not molest the rules.
I just thought the comments of Liberals and Conservatives can be boiled down to Equality or Liberty was so simple, I needed more back ground.
That Liberals want everyone to be equal, even if it strips liberties.
And Conservatives, want liberties protected.