Almost all of them are after our rights, that's how they get and keep power. They just do it in different ways.
Well said and quite true. Entropy is absolutely the nature of government, Franklin said as much as he stepped out of the constitutional convention with the ink still wet...
I knew about the denatured alcohol, but not the additives to opiates.
It might be worth adding that making industrial alcohols poisonous is mostly for taxation.
For instance you can (with a supposedly easily obtained permit) make alcohol for fuel, but it must be made in-consumable, however if you use that to drive on public roads you still need to pay a tax on it.
Same old story... The "do gooders" insist on the rules and the bureaucrats, criminals and middle men capitalize on it.
One small step for man, one giant stumble for mankind.