I salute you and your well-thought, calm, polite and really mature position. Alas, as history shows us, most often than not mature people were not the one to rule this world. And they have really slim chances of doing this in the foreseeable future. That is why we have paranoid sociopaths in our "ruling class", who really think that one-sided total control is what will keep them in power indefinitely. And that is why we have almost as paranoid "freedom fighters" unable to even think of the compromise - they, too, are often lack the ability to see the whole picture, to separate "idea" from "idealism", and are happily ignored by the majority of the population.
Speaking of which, we catastrophically lack that calm, rational, mature majority, who would be able to separate apples from orangutans and unnecessary power grab from legitimate enforcement of sane laws. But to have such a majority is a much more crazy dream than even the society with absolute freedom of information and respect of privacy.