People use the force of government because they lack the will to do things themselves. Don’t like [behavior]? Instead of shaming those who do [behavior], which requires personal sacrifice and effort (you may lose friends), it’s easier to just bug a politician to make a law against [behavior].
Which is why I’ve been saying for decades that the cure for this is to remove as much of the state’s power as possible.
Right now it’s an all-powerful hammer every cowardly piece of shit lusts to use to hammer his fellows into submission to his desires.
Such people don’t fear an all-powerful state. They love it, because it serves their purposes.