View Poll Results: What is the duty of our Government?

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  • #1 and to define and provide additional privelages

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Thread: Define the Government's duty to the people?

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    Re: Define the Government's duty to the people?

    The US federal government exists "in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity"

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    Re: Define the Government's duty to the people?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    No. If they're not there, they don't exist. And even when they are, they really don't. There is no such thing as rights, just priviledges humans give themselves in the silly belief we're somehow above animals. History has proven there is no such thing as rights.
    I agree... There is only ownership, jobs, reactions, beliefs, luck, and uncontrollable situations, all associated with each other.

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    Re: Define the Government's duty to the people?

    1. Defend our country against foreign aggressors (That does NOT include meddling into others' affairs unless they are a direct threat).

    2. Keep our roads in good shape (It does NOT include willy-nilly road building to line politicians' pockets and create eminent domain abuse).

    3. Protect our individual rights (It DOES include repealing every law that violates them).

    4. Leave people alone and stop meddling.

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    Re: Define the Government's duty to the people?

    Quote Originally Posted by ronpaulvoter View Post
    1. Defend our country against foreign aggressors (That does NOT include meddling into others' affairs unless they are a direct threat).

    2. Keep our roads in good shape (It does NOT include willy-nilly road building to line politicians' pockets and create eminent domain abuse).

    3. Protect our individual rights (It DOES include repealing every law that violates them).

    4. Leave people alone and stop meddling.

    Why should government have control over the roads? Why not let them be privately owned? Just pay tolls. everyone could get an 'easy pass' if they wanted that convenience and then we only pay for what we actually use. Why would you have the government force me to help pay for something that I may not use? And I thought you were a libertarian!

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    Re: Define the Government's duty to the people?

    I'll use the Missouri Constitution's Section II as my answer since it says it better than I can.

    That all constitutional government is intended to promote the general welfare of the people; that all persons have a natural right to life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness and the enjoyment of the gains of their own industry; that all persons are created equal and are entitled to equal rights and opportunity under the law; that to give security to these things is the principal office of government, and that when government does not confer this security, it fails in its chief design.
    Last edited by The_Patriot; 07-14-10 at 03:26 PM.

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