When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.
Have you stopped lately and wondered why it is that we (I speak in this case by and large of myself and my fellow friends and associates, none of whom are criminal in nature or deed), fear the agents of our government?
Why does a Police officer inspire fear in the common man? In my case the answer is that I have never had an encounter with an officer that ended positively. How many people can say the same thing? In my circle, the sad answer is all of them.
Why is it that the very thought of an IRS agent is revolting to us, even though we faithfully pay our taxes yearly?
I havent had quite enough to drink to begin typing out an answer, but should I delve deeply enough, I may return to this thread and delve deeply into my own skewed perspective to provide one.