While any of us could pick at various things that the government has done wrong, we should also appreciate how laws keep our country functioning and working on a day-to-day basis. When there is a major problem, such as a threat to national security, I trust the government to worry about this so that I don't have to. If this means sacrificing some of my privacy (such as with the NSA), then I'm willing to make the trade off so that we live in a safer country.
I am personally not a very huge fan of the government and I think we would be better with out them in the long run. The government has failed at solving numerous amounts of our problems and sometimes only make problems worse. I do not trust them to handle our problems at all.