Government gets nothing done. I am all for more people standing up and doing the right thing. Taking back their community. Government only caters to the least common denomenator and fails to make progressive inroads. Can't even think of an example where government actually paved the way for progress. The private sector ALWAYs comes through with progress while the government is like a stingy barnacle leaching to the forward movement slowing it down or even prohibiting it.
I might even go so far as to say that if big governement disappeared today the will of the people would prevale and still keep society in check.