Totalitarian mindset in action. Rousseau has so much to answer for.
Does he ever. History is replete with examples of how savages, once given power, grow less "noble" and ever more savage. The idea of a "social compact" is one alien to natural law and to the inalienable human rights that flow from such law, because it is based upon a false notion of the proper relationship between man and government.
The central legitimate purpose of government is to protect liberty, not to engender its sacrifice. But when human sacrifice, rather than liberty becomes a nation's highest value, the State may command the obedience of all, even to the greatest of evils, and deny to each even the smallest virtue.