Why are Governments Untrustworthy?

This answer came to me during my third class for the day – Sociology of Community Organization.

It appears that we don't trust the government, as they don't trust us. Of course, one could argue that the government doesn't trust 'us' because 'we' are untrustworthy – but that doesn't as comfortably as the other assertion.

Sociology is creating more chicken and egg scenarios as each class passes.