Our government, a sort of kinder gentler mechanism that most closely resembles, in its functioning, Mussolini's Fascist business model, is vastly more at issue than anything our government is likely to place in front of us as something we are meant to unquestioningly seek protection from.
The question is what are we going to do about this appalling state of affairs? If, perhaps, you are unsure, let me offer a suggestion. Start by refusing to vote for anyone who runs on either of the two major party tickets, or any sub-party, such as the Tea Baggers, who are presently being played like a fiddle by The Republican Party. Refusing to give succor to the two political franchise operations is the bare minimum required. Think of it as a necessary but not sufficient prerequiste for Real Change.