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

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

    I personally believe that the proper function of government is to protect individual liberty.

    Really simplistic, but that is pretty much my opinion.

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

    The purpose of government is to recognize, uphold, and defend the god-given, inalienable individual rights of all citizens, as expounded in the constitution and the bill of rights. This is the whole justification for the governments existence, and sadly to say it has done nothing but trample these rights in the past few decades.

    The federal government is only authorized to act insofar as it is granted authority to do so by the constitution; powers that are not delegated to the federal government by the constitution are reserved to the states and the people, as stated clearly in the tenth amendment. I would say that a great majority of what the federal government does is unconstitutional and, hence, illegal. The best government is one that governs the least, and defends individuals against force and fraud. When government tries to step outside of this boundary the result is tyranny.

    Michael Badnaric put it very well (im paraphrasing). Government is like fire; it can cook your food, heat your house, or burn you to death. When fire is in its proper place, the fireplace, it serves us and is to our great benefit. When it escapes from the fire place, the house burns down and we all die. Same with the government.

    The government ought to be strictly confined to the constitution, and if it is it will serve us to our benefit as free people. If it steps outside of and disregards the constitution, as it has and continues to do, it will manifest itself as a tyrannical force and will threaten the very fundamental liberties it was instituted to protect.

    Its sad to wake up in America and fine this basic value system disregarded as extremist and impossible. Americans need to wake up and tell the federal government who's boss before we have no freedom of speech left and no arms to defend our own rights.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    In my personal opinion - to promote justice, security, and utility.
    that is essentially what happens if you uphold the constitution properly

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

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfman24 View Post
    collectivist for the good of all people. "Ask not what your country can do for you ask what you can do for your country". the theme of the Constititution.
    NOt even close. t

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

    I believe the primary purpose of the government is to uphold proper moral order-- to encourage the people to act for their own benefit and for the benefit of their countrymen, and to cultivate those moral virtues that lead to health and prosperity.

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

    To provide for the common defense and the general welfare of the People.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfman24 View Post
    collectivist for the good of all people. "Ask not what your country can do for you ask what you can do for your country". the theme of the Constititution.
    Kennedy's speech is not the theme of the Constitution.

    Transcript of the Constitution of the United States - Official Text

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

    Quote Originally Posted by helix2048 View Post
    I say other. I'm still waiting for someone to remove the Patriot Act. None of us have rights while that is still in effect.
    Let's dump asset forfeiture and indefinite detention without trial while we're at it.
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    Re: What do you believe is the chief role of government?

    To encourage a healthy level of Chaos in society.

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

    To ensure members of our National Government are safe, comfortable and set for life.

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