From my experience, both from first hand encounters with people, to media and social media (some involving even my own friends) there seems to be a growing stigma in the U.S. of this anti-government attitude, or at the very least a very "suspicious of the government" attitude. With so little to fight for they cling to even small issues and blow them waaaaay out of proportions. With outrageous claims of wide spread corruption and misuse of power. Albeit, sometimes justified. It appears to me that we have a society that is constantly just anxiously waiting for the next opportunity to jump on an issue involving some type of government entity (usually police) and sink their hateful teeth into it and spew a bunch of hatred and nonsense. So many people want to be the victim of the government. The bad ol government put them on the street, doesn't matter that they didn't pay their bills like everyone else is required to. The bad ol police roughed up a suspect that assaulted a citizen and then attempted to flee then fight them. Or one of my favorites is that the new "militarized police" is apparently inherently a bad thing to some out of some misplaced belief that it is somehow not needed, or only to be used for our oppression, etc. Its even a staple mark for some guns rights movements. And as I have mentioned before there are the "flat earthers" whom think the government is lying about the size and shape of the earth for different reasons, including "because its the government". The list could go on, but it seems to be, from my perspective anyways, a lot of irrational fear of government and authority. This idea that if the government tells you something then it is automatically not to be trusted. Just something on my mind specifically with all the hatred towards police these days. Does anyone see this or is it just me? Do you think this attitude towards police and/or government is justified? Need more of it? Less of it?