I have no problem with government. What I fear is a heavily centralized, inefficient and unresponsive government. My side walk was put in by a contractor to fulfill code established by the city government. All the roads I travel on were put in by the county and state government with the exception of the interstate. The fire department, police, schools and other services are funded by local taxes. The further away a government is, the less responsive and more arbitrary it becomes. I dislike the federal government telling us how to educate and feed our children. I dislike a tax system so obtuse that no one can with any confidence say that they are in compliance. Socialism is the surrender of a people's sovereignty. It creates a privileged class of oligarchs. The closer they are to the center of power, the more assets and wealth they acquire. I have actually lived in socialist countries. What I disliked the most was the powerlessness of the average Joe on the street. They do not believe they have much say in their own lives.