Of the above listed, which do you feel are the appropriate roles of the federal government?
I see this thread(and hopefully a few more over the next few days) as more a statement of position type thread, as opposed to a debate thread. I am interested in peoples views, not in determining who is right. With that in mind, please don't argue with others in this thread about their ideas on this, just state your position and expand on each/any you choose.
Please be patient as I make the actual poll...I type slow.
Edited to add: this list is by no means inclusive, please add ones I did not include in the list that you think are important roles of government