Governments promote threats and remove freedoms for their own reasons, not to serve others. Fearful citizens grant governments power to protect them, then learn the price in lost liberty. Let’s not ask government to protect us from things that make us afraid. Let government be fearful and respectful – of us. Let government look for protection from things that make it afraid. Let government retreat until it becomes not a master but a servant. After the way it has acted, it won’t find protection from citizens who are angry and fed up. It won’t find protection from citizens who want their freedom back. It has lost its friends.