“It’s not healthy for a society if the people hate their own government.” – Gary Wills
Government is supposed to help us, and has helped in the past. Even though there is much dysfunction in Congress, there are many important services that we rely on everyday provided by our local, state, and federal government.
Hatred of one’s government creates more partisan divide and increases political apathy. Citizens were intended to play a large role in our representative democracy, and apathy damages our political institutions. It is our job as Americans to involve ourselves in government by voting and engaging in the political process.
Don’t hate government. Reject corrupt, inept, and good-for-nothing politicians who sit idly by in Washington gridlock. Recognize the good that government can do, and then be active to improve your local politics.