Instead, the hard part is overcoming the comic-book version of government all of us were taught in sixth grade. We know the drill. Government is composed of wise public servants selflessly devoted to the public good. Why, without them we’d have no art and no science, only the wealthy few would be educated, and most of us would be getting our limbs blown off by exploding consumer products or working in mines for a dollar a day. What ingrates these Tea Partiers are! Wherever would we be without the wise, paternal custodianship of Joe Biden?