The government, our leaders more specifically, are going to do whatever they want to protect their interests, unless the supreme court says otherwise.
Those interests are not you and I.
Those interests are protecting the people that got them into office, and again, I do not mean the voters, in general.
Most are dupes, while some are adepts.
Those interests are the insidious influence indoctrinating our kids, poinsoning us, manipulating us, trying to strip us of our wealth, land, and creator-endowed rights (un-a-lien-able birth rights), in order to create a two-class world of subjects enslaved by debt, serv(ic)ing the rulers.
It will only end when the people of the world stand in unison, stating, "I HAVE HAD ENOUGH!"
You ever hear of how to cook a frog?
You see, to cook a good tasting frog, he needs to be alive when you cook him, much like a lobster, or else it wont taste as good, and if you put him in hot boiling water he splashes around and jumps out. However, if you put him in lukewarm water and turn the heat up slowly, he does not notice the difference until its to late and he passes out to be cooked good and proper.
That is the average world citizen... A frog in the pot slowly getting cooked through incrementalism and gradualism ... who doesnt even know its happening, and they usually malign or laughs at those that try to educate them.
So I dont really have much hope for the bitcoin or the citizens of the world in general.
but hey I hope I am wrong and I really like the bitcoins =)