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    Re: What do you believe is the chief role of government?

    Upholding the Constitution does the second idea. The Constitution safeguards us from our enemies abroad, and our enemies at home.
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    Re: What do you believe is the chief role of government?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightrider View Post
    It was asked in the debate last night: What is the chief role of government?

    Anyway, what do you think?
    This is fairly simple to answer from a logical and dispassionate POV. The constitution lays out many rolls of government and some rolls that are not of government, if there was chief roll it would be clearly defined in the document itself. In my reasoning we will hot have our constitution if we are not keeping USA safe.

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    Re: What do you believe is the chief role of government?

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    I do not agree with romney...first of all and foremost the constitution is worth nothing if the country is not safe. If were under thread of being overwhelmed in war and ruled by others you can use the constitution as toilet paper.
    Secondly any one that doesnt try to use the constitution as an excuse to be against anything for anyone realizes its an outdated document that was written before we had sewar plants and toilet bowls and doesnt address most issues of today. When it was written it didnt cover much of anything that applies today.
    There are far righters that 'recently' decided to use the constitution as a crutch to get what they want.
    The United States is a Constitutional Republic in which the Constitution is the supreme law of the land. It is not a democracy, as many seem to think, in which the rule of the majority is the supreme law of the land.

    The chief difference between a constitutional republic and a police state is constitutional restraints on the power of government. That issue is as important today as it was when it was written.

    We've already begun to allow government to trample on the Constitution, including the Bill of Rights. That is a dangerous precedent, and one that needs to be stopped and reversed before it gets worse.
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    Re: What do you believe is the chief role of government?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    We've already begun to allow government to trample on the Constitution, including the Bill of Rights. That is a dangerous precedent, and one that needs to be stopped and reversed before it gets worse.
    Begun? No, we're in the final stages. And Obamney and Robama will both drive us to completion.
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    Re: What do you believe is the chief role of government?

    Quote Originally Posted by PrometheusBound View Post
    Neither is the Constitution, unless you want to force us to obey, for all time, the hasty decisions of a small unrepresentative elite from the Eighteenth Century, when the world and the understanding of it were far different from what they are today.
    How is the Constitution NOT a governing document. It is THE governing document of this country. Everything else is based on it. Any 9th grader can tell you that. It is a Constitution and therefore by definition a governing document because a CONSTITUTION explains how and by what powers the government operates.

    Or are you one of the ill informed minority that thing the Federal Papers rule this country? Or maybe the Bible?

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    Re: What do you believe is the chief role of government?

    The constitution is a collectivist (not collectism) document (We the people) which explains how the governement will work for the benefit of all the people. the governments chief role then is to comply with the precipts of the Constititution and thereby govern and keep the people safe.
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    Re: What do you believe is the chief role of government?

    I do not look at keeping us safe as paternalistic but as basic. If we should lose our country keeping the constitution would be irrelevant. Both answers carry equal weight with me.

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    Re: What do you believe is the chief role of government?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Begun? No, we're in the final stages. And Obamney and Robama will both drive us to completion.
    You are an optimist. I expect the process to go much further than it already has.
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    Re: What do you believe is the chief role of government?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightrider View Post
    It was asked in the debate last night: What is the chief role of government?

    Obama said government's main role is to keep America safe...

    Romney said government's #1 responsibility is to uphold the constitution.

    I agree with Romney - Obama's answer (if you read between the lines) is based on giving the federal government more power and control.... The constitution is about giving more power and control to the people. After all, this is our country, not the politicians'... Obama failed the test, imo.

    Anyway, what do you think?
    The main role of governance is to protect the rights of the people.

    In the United States, this is enshrined in the Constitution, which is governments most highly enshrined duty.



    They both sort of said the same thing.

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    Re: What do you believe is the chief role of government?

    The role of government is to combine a bunch of separate entities into one unified group.
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