The Role of Government

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The Issue and its Facts

The government has one job: to protect our right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. As the government becomes more involved in our daily lives, it is taking on responsibilities that have nothing to do with this role.

Government by definition spends money from taxpayers, making it overhead – and overhead costs should be kept low.

Thinking Conventionally

An essential role of government is to assist those in need. Government should not only protect our natural rights to life, liberty and property, but also economic rights, such as food, clothing, shelter and health care.

More regulations prevent greed and ambition from going unchecked.

Government is the engine of society, and the stronger it is, the stronger the society.

Thinking Better

Rather than the engine of society, government is actually the overhead of society.

Taxes take money out of our pockets and put it in the government’s pocket. It’s hard not to imagine that the wrong person being tempted to abuse that power.

When the government exists to enforce the rule of law, and protect the rights of all citizens, it creates a truly fair playing field. When that happens, people flourish and help each other during hard times.

By trying to take on more and more responsibility, government ends up creating unintended consequences. This is why the Constitution defines a very limited role for government.

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Which America do you want for your children?

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