After years of being exposed to a systematic campaign which attempts to turn US citizens against their government, I felt it was time to remind people that our government is not imposed on us. As participants in a democracy, we have the opportunity to become elected officials, to make our voices heard, and to be the ones who make a difference if we only get engaged in the process. Government is not some dangerous other. Government is us, and is only as good or as bad as the choices we make together.