Democrats think they knows what unites Americans — the  government — and they released a video at the Democratic National Convention making that argument today.

“We do believe you can use government in a good way,” the video says. “Government is the only thing that we all belong to. We’re part of different churches, different clubs, but we’re together as a part of our city or our county or our state — and our nation.”

That’s a very different message from what voters heard at the Republican National Convention from Clint Eastwood. “We own this country,” Eastwood said last week, adding that politicians are just the employees of the American people. “When someone isn’t doing the job, we’ve got to let [him] go,” he also said, in calling for Obama’s defeat this year.

The DNC released the video, coincidentally, as the government debt reached $16 trillion, thanks in large part to the $5.4 trillion that has been added to the debt since President Obama took office.