"At the heart of the American idea is the deep distrust and suspicion the founders of our nation had for government, distrust and suspicion not shared as much by today’s Americans. Some of the founders’ distrust is seen in our Constitution’s language such as Congress shall not: abridge, infringe, deny, disparage, violate and deny. If the founders did not believe Congress would abuse our God-given rights, they would not have provided those protections."
~ Professor Walter Williams, 21 October 29
and . . .
"We are trying on every front to increase the role of government." ~ Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA), 26 October 2009
Which is why Americans distrust their government more and more with each passing day.