The statist’s line of thought is as follows:
1. Problem that needs solving, I don’t want to deal with it
2. Lets get a government solution to the problem
3. New problem comes about because of government solution, I don’t want to deal with it
4. Lets get a government solution to the problem
And that’s the cycle of government throughout history. Until, of course, people finally recognize that the government is the problem. And then there is usually bloodshed. And then some influential people take control. Luckily for us Americans, those influential people wrote the Constitution afterward. Unfortunately, not every revolution has leaders who are so wise, or so willing to give up their own power once the old government is gone.