A bumper sticker in downtown Amarillo today had the following message: “I love my country, it’s the government I’m afraid of.”
Let us ponder that one.
We live in a representative democracy. That means a majority — or often times, a plurality — of Americans elect the people who represent them in government.
I gather from the bumper sticker that the owner of the vehicle adorned by the bumper sticker doesn’t support the actions of the government. I don’t what they would be, since I didn’t meet this individual to discuss the issues. But a republic such as ours allows us the opportunity to elect the people we want to run our government.
Therefore, our government reflects the will of most of those who bother to vote. Sure, it’s often just a majority of a minority that decides these things, and elects these people. But they’re our leaders, nonetheless.
So, what is it about our government that frightens this person?
Whoever he or she is ought to run for public office at the earliest possible moment.