I don't even buy green bananas. I might not last long enough to enjoy them.
I maintain that paying a handful of lawyers to bicker is much cheaper than the damage governments can do to Americans by killing production, limiting freedom, and all those other things that governments do when they aren't fighting each other.
I contend that eliminating our freedoms a tiny bit at a time, setting and building on precedent, is what makes all those horrible things you listed possible. The elected leaders come and go, but the bureaucracy lives forever.
e.g., take James Hansen at NASA...