What IS the primary role of government today?
What SHOULD BE the primary goal of government?
i can't participate in a thread about government when the OP avatar is holding an AK wearing a turban...or whatever....assault rifle with a bandanna..lol....so shady
I think the original intent of the government was to protect my rights and my property. In essence it was designed to protect me from you.
What it has evolved into is protecting me from myself. I'm fine without that, how do I make it stop?
For the protection of life, liberty and property. Now it's just a huge beast. People paying so much in taxes with way less jobs has got bussiness around here way down too.
To make sure it's not needed. Government, if it has to exist, should run in the background without us knowing.
I saw a drug documentary and a DEA agent said, "this is more money than I make!" That seems to be what most people think government is for.
Unlimited tolerance must lead to the disappearance of tolerance.If we extend it even to those who are intolerant,if we are not prepared to defend a tolerant society against the onslaught of the intolerant,then the tolerant will be destroyed,tolerance with them.
I believe that its for protecting the constitution, foreign relations, and standing military. That's all it was suppose to do, nothing more. The idea was to not have government in everyday life, true freedom or something like that.
Infastructure - funding for highways, airports, railways, canals, etc
Security - border control, court systems, national disaster relief, protect life and liberty, etc
International Relations - maintain neutral/positive trading relationships
Leave the rest to the states.