Since you live in Europe, I would like to know what aspects of government bother you, besides taxation.
I mean, I presume you like the social contract of healthcare, and pensions and so on that make European Governments, in my opinion, less intrusive than the American Government in the sense that you are already covered an need not pay out of your own pocket to private money pursuing institutions.
I mean, don't get me wrong, I certainly agree that Big government greatly reduces freedom, no doubt.
But it seems to me that this is a Ying and Yang issue in the modern society we live in.
The other half of intrusion, I think are corporations. After all, it is the corporate giants that set agenda's, "tell" you what you want and is the system we must go through in order to move in any direction in society, I mean there are practically no other options.
Now I'll add that even though I do not want Government intrusion, I also reject corporate intrusion.
Now, sure one can argue that they offer variety, but the main pursuit they have is to make money, which leads to all type of problems.
Anyway, I'll stop here because I'd like to hear your opinion on big government.