You have an approach typical for most Americans today. You assume that I have ideas of a “precious small government” and see solutions to all problems by imposing my views on others. Most Americans have some “precious ideas,” and when facing a problem, they try to apply their precious ideas to fix it.
Most Americans cannot imagine that some, before coming with any solutions, first want to understand how things work. Next, they try to find out what caused the problem. Knowing the cause, they can propose solutions free from ideological biases.
If engineers followed your approach, which is used in politics in the United States, none of the devices or machines around you would work.