I'm not sure whether to put this here or in the philosophy forum, but I figure since it applies to this forum more, I could put it here. I apologize if I'm wrong... On this specific politics sub-forum I see a lot of people dismissing criticisms of the government, whether it be secret congressional meetings, motivations of the administration, or whatever. Doesn't matter. My question is basically "Why?". Why trust them further than you can throw them? I can't see any disadvantage to questioning every single move the government makes, and smacking them upside the head when they start to get cocky or screw up or it's Thursday. After all, they are public servants, with the President being the biggest public servant in the USA. Discuss.