I think the American government loves to intimidate, just lets you know who's boss. OK, it's a democracy just as long as you STAND BY YER BEDS! Sometimes I drive down Wilshire Boulevard in Westwood and I pass Federal St.' which leads to a huge monstrosity called 'Federal Building'. Subconsciously, I know I drive more carefully around this area. It's a very threatening word isn't it? 'Federal', it wreaks of handcuffs, jails, courtrooms and expired visas. All overseen by people wearing guns with no sense of humor! 'Guilty until proven guilty' is how I feel as I drive past the federal building. I think I'd like to drive down there around four in the morning and write 'Federal St. of Love' in really big letters. I think that would take the edge off!