Where there is arbitrary power over others through use of initiatory force, such as the government, the most power-hungry, unethical, and dishonest among us will be enticed by it.
When there is a government of men, and not a government of laws, such as in a pure democracy, where property and rights are subject to the vote, the most corruptible and unscrupulous among us will be drawn to its use.
We have given legitimacy to the criminal mindset by legitimizing initiatory force with democracy — stealing is still stealing, even if 90% vote for it. Regulation is initiatory force, no matter how many desire it. Ends cannot justify means.
Ethical and honest men/women seek to interact voluntarily, and accept nothing else.
Big-government Liberals and Conservatives. Union thugs. Environmentalists. Anti-abortion activists. Etc. Your philosophies are built on the tenet that it is proper to force others to do what you have decided is good. Do some introspection.