I have no doubt that many “citizen” statists have good intentions. They are misguided by their ignorance but their intentions are mainly admirable. They may even align with mine.
However, that doesn’t apply to politicians.
Especially those who have been around a few years. I no longer give them the benefit of a doubt.
They know what’s up. Through experience, they know better.
Yet they keep doing the same old thing anyway. That they keep using politics instead of the economic means shows me they have no good intentions left. Even if they did, once upon a time.