For anyone, living in any time period, anywhere in the world, there is a need to trust the government where you are.
We create governments to provide for the common good, and in doing so, give them an enormous amount of power. Yet we see throughout history, that such power is abused.
Part of the problem is the types of people who are drawn to that power aren’t the types we should give it to. Yet, all too often, we do just that. Then, when we the people, are hurt by our governments, we wail and bemoan the way they have acted, especially the way they have acted towards us.