Because if you truly don't want the government to involve itself in our personal lives and decisions then.......... You oppose efforts to outlaw abortion. You oppose efforts to outlaw gay marriage. You oppose efforts to outlaw euthanasia. You opposed the Bush administration's involvement in the Terri Schiavo case. You oppose laws against prostitution. There are more but you get the idea. Each of the above items are very personal issues that belong to the individual, not the government. And if anyone says they disagree with the above then they are actually in favor of more government control over our personal lives, right? If not, why not?