Re: "two regulations are torn up for every new rule introduced"
RE: "People who should know better are saying it's a good idea. It sounds good for five seconds until you think about it."
I think in a nutshell, this is the real problem. As an analogy, I once had an argument with a friend, who insisted that a true friend will stick up for his mates, regardless of what they do, because, hey, that's what friends do...
So assume you walk into a pub with a friend. The 'friend' immediately proceeds to get hammered and ugly, and starts picking fights with everyone who glances his way. You, being far less aggressive and far more sober, try to steer him away from trouble all night, but he just won't stop being a douche, and eventually, fists start to fly.
If you stick up for him, you are now fighting on behalf of a dick who deserves everything he's getting. If you don't, you're letting a 'friend' down.
I think the polarization of pro\anti Trump camps is the same sort of situation. The pro Trump crowd in this case are like the drunk's mates who walked into the pub with him. They know he's being a dick, but because they supported him in the first place, they feel they have to continue defending him, even when his crap is likely to get them into all sorts of trouble.
Either that, or they are just a bunch of politically drunk a-holes as well....