Discouraging to see people continually making these overly simplified binary arguments all day- that government is either a 'good thing' or a 'bad thing.'To me, that's like saying fire is bad.
Fire is bad! You see it burn down that house!
Or water is bad.
Did you see that flood? That woman drowned!
Therefore; the conclusion: we need less fire and less water.
Or even better! No fire and no water!
We really need to elevate the level of debate. There are layer upon layers of nuance in the world, and we are missing it all. We are so far from having a base of understanding we can agree on.
The misinformation campaigns of the Koch brothers and their ilk have really taken root, and it's a major bummer.