Once in awhile when I write comments elsewhere they end up being as long as blogs and probably the owners of the blogs wish they were somewhere else as they go on and on. But still they are answering a question that I consider worth more than a couple of words. Below represents is one of those times.
I might add after I put this answer there, I got slammed by one of the other commenters (John Adams back from the grave) saying I am what has gone wrong with this country, with a lot more insults directed at me personally. I have heard it all before; and don't need to repeat it because if you are a leftie, you have heard it also. But since this is my blog where my answer can go (with a few improvements) and with comment moderation, only those who disagree by points, not by personality attack, will find their comments seeing light here. There are plenty of tea party blogs for them to go where they can all reassure each other how wise they are.
The gist of the question was the writer, due to recent events was asking himself and his readers-- do you think the federal government has your best interests at heart? And I said--