The humanistic state constantly expands is power, because its goal, and the goal of its citizenry is to be as God, determining their own laws, lives, and morality (Genesis 3:5). Because it is not God, the humanistic state has a problem, never having enough power to play god as it hopes to do. As a result, by an ever expanding body of law, the humanistic state strives for the total power that is its dream.
Rushdoony, R.J. (1999). The Institutes of Biblical Law, The Intent of the Law. Ross House Books, Vallecito p. 48