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Protectionism and Free Trade
In every trade, a person is giving up something he values less for something he values more. Every time a shopper buys any item from another person, he has improved his standard of living, and so has the seller.
Taxes and Spending
Farm subsidies encourage farmers to be inefficient and wasteful. Moreover, subsidies mostly benefit large farms and landowners, and not the "small family farms" we're told the subsidies protect.
Legal SystemU.S. History
Fewer than half the homicides in the US end with a conviction in court. The rate for other violent crimes is even worse. Meanwhile, 80 percent of arrests are for petty offenses.
Italian fascism and German national socialism were committed to abolishing private property in practice, if not in name.
When it comes to school safety, a good place to start is by allowing local jurisdictions to reassert local control in their own communities.
France has a lower income than 49 US states, which may shed some light on why protests continue all these weeks later.
The effort to nullify gun laws at the county level illustrate how the relationship between citizens and government can be quite different at a more local level.
Government interventions in the marketplace crate side effects which distort markets and impoverish consumers. The government must then step in the "correct" the problems with even more intervention.