What if "terrorists" did the harmful things that governments do?
What if terrorists stationed themselves at airports and radiated us, sexually assaulted us, detained us, humiliated us, threatened to kidnap us if we didn't go along, and pummeled us and did kidnap us if we resisted?
What if terrorists threatened to kidnap us and hold us for more than three months just for planting vegetable gardens on our private property?
What if terrorists stole trillions of dollars and funneled it to banks and war profiteers?
What if terrorists crashed through our doors and detained us for hours, claiming that someone we know owes them money?
What if terrorists flooded our economy with massive waves of money they printed, destroying the standard of living of millions?
What if terrorists forced the federal government to borrow, and borrow, and borrow, for decades, turning us and future generations into debt slaves?
What if terrorists monitored our phone calls, Internet usage, library records, and bank records?
What if terrorists pulled us over on the highway and sole our money?
What if terrorists demanded that business owners give terrorists keys to their front doors, and threatened to take money from them or kidnap them if they resisted?
Sadly, this list could go on forever, because governments perpetrate their evils faster than I can type them.
So, what would the American people do if terrorists, instead of governments, did the evils that governments do? Americans of the 1770's would have had a teensy-weensy problem with it. Americans of the 21st Century would probably thank the terrorists for keeping them safe, then beg them to run for public office.