To paraphrase Milton Friedman, your life, liberty and property are not protected when the right people are elected to office to do the right thing. Your life, liberty and property are safe when the wrong people are elected, but cannot avoid doing the right thing.
The law is badly formed at this time because there are more and more restrictive law that bear on the citizen, and less and less constrains on those that exercise the publicly authorized powers. This needs to be inverted: the laws bearing on the individual need to be reduced, also reducing and constraining the scope of government. Laws concerning malum in se should be as clear and uncontrovertible as possible. Laws of the malum prohibitum type should be reduced to the minimum scope possible, and none should be felonies.
At the same time, the constraints on how, when and what manner an individual can wield a public power should be quite constrained, and severe penalties for misuse, abuse or use in private interest, and those restrictions vigorously enforced.