No, you didn't personally build the roads and highways. We pay taxes and the government disburses those revenues hopefully into areas that will benefit the country, the populace and the economy as a whole. The mantra of the conservative right is to cut, cut and cut more and in the history of civilization no one has ever cut their way to prosperity.<quoted text>
We are the government. We built the roads. We pay for police and fire protection. We create jobs and pay the salaries of government jobs. The government works for us.
This is what trips up the radical left.
Once you start using phrases like "dependent on government", you've surrendered to the power of a few to control the many.
This is what we must resist. We have the power to govern ourseleves. It's what makes us who we are.
Yes I pay for fire and police protection with my taxes so yes, theoretically they work for me but I depend on them to do their jobs.