Yes, many have. I’ve even managed to turn my best friend away from the Dem. party. It took 23 years, but I managed it! She no longer votes for big government types.
Still working on many others. Most of them won’t turn because they are pro-abortion, but they admit that I was right about government intrusion all along.
The smoking bans aren’t about health.
The TSA isn’t about safety.
The Food Police are not concerned with health.
Red Light Cameras are not about safety.
NONE of these and NONE of the thousands of other “helpful” laws passed for our own good are really about health, or safety, or whatever. They are ALL about control, and they always have been.
I wish that more people would wake up. But the control efforts are so incremental that many don’t see it because it sounds “reasonable”.