Onsumer Protection (refer to details of the question on order instructions)

To uphold the sanctity of contracts is doubtless a prime business of government, but it is no less its business to provide against contracts being made, which, from the helplessness of one of the parties to them, instead of being a security for freedom becomes an instrument of disguised oppression.(T.H.Green, 1881)

Critically evaluate this statement in relation to consumer protection statutes. Your answer should include practical examples to illustrate how these statutes protect consumers.