The Pervasiveness of Starfleet in Federation Society

Imagine you are a Federation citizen and ask yourself if any of these facts would seem a bit disconcerting to you:
Now, if it were me, that kind of power in the hands of a single military organization would scare the living Hell out of me. The military should protect and serve the people through the freely elected government, it should not dictate policy or morality nor be given so much power that it could effectively conquer every aspect of society with barely a shot fired.

(Theory by Bond, James Bond)