I don’t trust my government as far as I can spit. And you shouldn’t either.
There I’ve said it. I love my country, but I don’t love our politicians or government bureaucrats. Why would I? History proves that people in government the world over are liars, cheats, frauds, incompetents, common criminals, tyrants, and even murderers. Yet you think I should trust them with my phone records, emails, tax records, and healthcare? If you believe that I have a bridge to sell you in Brooklyn.
Let’s not worry about the true despots of world history like Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Castro, or Pol Pot who enslaved and murdered their own people. Let’s ignore King George and the British generals who ordered American colonists burned alive in a locked church. Let’s ignore Southerners who whipped and hung black slaves for daring to want freedom. Let’s ignore all that serious and deadly stuff.