IF the government acted within the law, and didn’t whitewash murder & other crimes and held itself accountable,
IF it didn’t lie to the people who elected it by denying existence of video footage that clearly shows the murder of innocent people,
IF it didn’t lie about torture (claiming it does not condone it, whilst secretly paying private security companies to avoid liability),
IF the members of congress weren’t bankrolled by corporations to benefit their own interests rather than the people,
IF senators & congressman weren’t paid by lobbyists and then given executive positions when they leave politics,
IF the government weren’t secretly provoking other countries to meddle in their affairs,
IF politicians and bankers were held accountable to US if not international law for their actions,
……..then maybe there would be no need for whistleblowers.