Sometimes we just need to take a good look at ourselves and admit we have a problem. The first step to recovery is clear eyed honesty.
The whole point of government is the protection and preservation of property. If we call life and liberty our car, property is the fuel pump.
“That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.”
Note that governments do not grant us these rights. Our rights are given by our Creator. Governments are created by the people in order to secure the rights we already have. Governments do not bestow rights upon anyone. Their sole duty is to recognize and protect them.