Tax Day (April 15th) causes many citizens to complain about the bloating, excesses, waste and intrusiveness of the government of the United States of America. Certainly such grievances are not without some valid basis. But there are two sides to that coin. The other side is that the flaws, defects, failings, and abuses of our government reflect similar disorders and deficiencies in human nature. In other words, the government, like a mirror, reflects the qualities of the humans it serves, for better or for worse.