Government is to protect us, not to take care of us. Agree or not?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Finally, someone who understands the function of the US government,(or at least what it is supposed to be). Yes, the main function of our government is to protect the land, property, lives and safety of its LEGAL citizens and to form and uphold constitutional laws to maintain the peace. Its purpose is NOT to provide its citizens with every want and need from cradle to grave. NO government has ever done that very well for very long. They always end up in anarchy and or tyranny. We have managed to maintain a healthy balance between the two for over two centuries, something that has never been done before, and yet there are those idiots and fools who think they have a better way and want to "CHANGE" everything to copy a system that has never worked anywhere for long. Does the word change sound familiar? Heard a lot of that lately?

  • 1 decade ago

    Agree to a certain point. Government should provide assistance for veterans and the disabled. Government should also protect the consumer from predatory business practices, just like the financial reform bill.

  • neil
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    Agree

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Libertarianism is to profess ideological platitudes rather than actually govern anything. Agree or not.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Agree. Government is not supposed to be watching what we eat or mandating us to buy certain things. That was never intent of the founding fathers

  • Andy
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Absolutely agree.

  • mikey
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    The primary role of government is, or should be, to preserve liberty.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    AGREE 100%!

  • 1 decade ago

    Totally agree.

    Its #1 job should be protecting us from 0bama and his progressive socialist thugs.

  • 1 decade ago

    "...not to take care of us."

    The only people that need to be taken care of are the mentally & physically incapacitated.

    Everybody else should be on their own.

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