One of the reasons we serve the government and they no longer serve us is because we have agreed to all be federal employees. This may not seem real to you but I will post the federal law stating as much at the end. The main thing to understand is this, when we receive a benefit, then we owe an obligation. This is basic contract law, and if you want to believe it or not, we have contracts with our government. Society could not function without contracts in place to ensure rights and duties of those in society.
All men/women are born free, and remain as such until they agree to enter into a society. We do this in many ways, usually it is by claiming residence in a corporation (all cities/states are corporations). We do this by saying we are u.s. citizens on government forms (like marriage licenses). We also do it by asking for or using government benefits, benefits like having our bank account insured by the federal government (FDIC).
5 usc 552a (13 )
the term “Federal personnel” means officers and employees of the Government of the United States, members of the uniformed services (including members of the Reserve Components), individuals entitled to receive immediate or deferred retirement benefits under any retirement program of the Government of the United States (including survivor benefits).