Agreed. In the the US and to some degree in the modern UK we seem to have lost that realisation that are all interdependent. In the US especially there is a mythology of individual independence that denies the reliance of all citizens on basic communal services, provided through taxation. I've a suspicion it may have something to do with the popularity of ghastly people like Ayn Rand, promoting a false (but highly convenient - if you are comfortably off) narrative of the primacy of the individual, but I'm not sure. In continental Europe, while people of course still moan about taxes, there does seem to be far more of a recognition of citizenship being a two-way street, with rights and responsibilities.