Sharon Kayne wrote a great response to a narrow(-minded) gripe about the government. The whole thing is worth your time
ABQJournal Online » As Usual, There’s a Big Picture To See by Sharon Kayne
One of the things I hate most about this kind of “big” government complaint is the whole us-them dynamic. As if the government is some nebulous collective out there – some disembodied “them.” Our government is us. It’s how we accomplish things collectively that we could not accomplish as individuals. It’s how we look out for the common good. It’s how we manage the big picture when it comes to issues like natural resources, air pollution and ever-rising health care costs. If Mr. Davis still has trouble seeing this big picture, I suggest he find a more efficient light bulb.