RE: The Two Sides of the Coin - The Act Settlement of 1701
You are right to be scared of the American government.
The members of the American Foreign service studied in elitist universities and they seem to have developed some destructive ideas about the nature of governance.
Politics inside the United States has become scary. I think the best way to explain it is with the idea of capture. The US has a two party system. It appears that the Democratic Party has been captured by the Radical Left from Europe. The Republican Party has been captured by the Reactionary Right from Europe.
This means that the United States is being ripped apart by the very division that lay at the heart of WW II.
The divisions keep getting louder and more intense and it is negatively effecting the world.
For example, you can ask: Who is Joe Biden's enemy? Joe Biden and the core of the DNC see the Republican Party as their enemy.
Conservatives see "liberalism" as their enemy.
Conservatives in the United States don't even know what "liberal" means. They are simply trained to hate the word.
Locke and Paine are liberals. One cannot talk about Locke to a Conservative because Conservatives have convinced themselves that all liberals are communists.
It is absolutely absurd.
John Locke (1632-1704) was English. He witnessed the Glorious Revolution which resulted in genocide. His writings were highly influential in the American Revolution.