People take their freedom for granted and they assume the freedom they have today is the same as it was yesterday. When regulation piles upon regulation and people ignore it they are in the same predicament as a frog in a pot of water that is slowly being brought to a boil. They don't notice what is happening until it becomes too late.
I saw this image on Facebook today and it captures the thought quite well.
Yes, laws are needed, but too many laws are a more insidious danger than too few.