Government regulations exist to keep idiots and people of bad intention from hurting those who can't fend for themselves...
Ha ha ha. One of the best jokes I've read in awhile.
Seriously, government regulations exist to keep power in the hands of the elected (or however they got in power) or their donors.
Next you'll be saying that that the reinheitsgebot was about keeping really nasty stuff out of beer....ooh, err, sorry.