And it looks as though people are (finally!) starting to figure that out:
Government (and the creatures who infest its rotten carcass) was the most important problem facing the United States in 2014, Americans tell Gallup pollsters. That’s up from being the second most serious problem in 2013, and the third-ranker in 2012.
Who says the American political system is stuck? This is progress!
It is, indeed. Not quite enough, though – we need people to really understand, deep down in their bones, that government is a necessary burden, not something that can be a genuine force for good. It can restrain, it cannot really help – only people, acting as individuals and groups, can help other people. To be sure, if you could get a government run entirely by saints, you might have something which could do better – but that just isn’t going to happen because the sort of people who become saints wouldn’t want to be in government; while the sort of people who do want to be in government often ensure that government is messed up, when not actually malevolent. The mistrust of government upon which our nation was founded is healthy, and the sooner we get it back, the better.