Australia, New Zealand and Canada have a permanent Public Service, while the USA has a political Civil Service.
So while we change the political parties, the Public Service remains the same.
By contrast, the USA changes their Civil Service along with the political parties.
We find our permanent Public Service serves our national interest by retaining their knowledge and expertise from government to government, whereas in the USA the government is viewed with suspicion, from the militias who go out into the woods to practise for another violent revolution against another tyrannical government, to every second USA politician who distances themselves from the 'Washington elite', and claims to be indepedent and pure.
So we trust our government while the USA regards theirs with suspicion and hostility.
Is this because we have a permanent Public Service while the USA has a political Civil Service?