That machine symbolizes the auto-pilot governments at the federal, state, and local levels operate under. No constitutional limits, no spending limits, no taxing limits, no concern for personal liberty, just churn out law after law, rule after rule, ban after ban.

No, no, no. Government, politicians, and bureaucrats do not solve problems. They create and subsidize them then they blame others when their schemes make matters worse.  They, in effect, perpetuate their own existence by planting the seeds that later grow into trees of problems. Here.