I am not paranoid. You obviously haven't studied history. government is an insatiable beast. that's is a social and historical reality. You don't know about it, so you don't think it's tree. it's like the tree in the forest. If a government always tends towards tyranny and nobody sees it, did it really happen?
By the way, I am from a military family and went to a recruiter but was turned down because of a health issue i had as a kid.