What has the government done to make you safe? I do mean the government that has been in place for the last 6 years with one party rule.
They did invade the coutry from which the 911 attacks were organized. However, the bad guys that were supposed to be eradicated have wormed their way back in, and the whole place is lawless. That does not seem like much of an accomplishment to me, although I do admit my bias.
The Iraq invasion was almost completely unrelated to terrorism in any real way, except that we have given them convenient targets in their homeland, where they have a tactical advantage.
What has been done to secure America? Washington has been fortified, with gates, fences, blockades, and all sorts of other things to keep the members of the government safe. Your capital is now a fortress. The lengths they have gone to to keep themselves safe are stupendous; every aircraft flying within 40 miles of D.C. must be identified and in communication with air traffic control; AWACs patrol the skies night and day at a cost of millions. No aircraft save specially designated jet liners can penetrate within 10 miles of downtown DC, and that no fly zone follows the President and Vice-President wherever they go. Obviously they take their own security very seriously.
What have they done for you. Considerably less. Ports are insecure, as is our southern border. Events in England have shown that the airline security, a continuing hassle for everyone, is still porous, and recent reports have shown that air cargo could be targeted. What I see is a series of publicity stunts that affect our safety nominally if at all.
All this with the security-minded party in charge for over half a decade. Of course, this is all just my opinoin.