"The conclusions seem inescapable that in certain circles a tendency has arisen to fear people who fear government. ... Fear of the state is in no sense subversive. It is, to the contrary, the healthiest political philosophy for a free people.”
– Jeff Cooper’s Commentaries, vol. 4, no. 16, December, 1996The state attempts to govern us, hence it's preferred name. To question the state's actions and motives is not alarmist, obstructionist, subversive, or treason. It is the supreme obligation of a sovereign individual.
And who is this sovereign individual? Well, you, like it or not.