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Why Do We Need A Government?

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"Why do we need/don't need government?"

The topic of government has always been a large area of conflict. In the following, I will discuss why we need a government.

First, what all is the government responsible for? We can begin to address this question by looking at the United States Constitution.

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

As stated above the government is responsible specifically for (1) forming a more perfect union, (2) establishing justice, (3) insuring domestic tranquility, (4)providing for the common defense, (5) promoting the general welfare, and (6) securing the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity. In determining if the government is functioning in a responsible manner, we can come back to these obligations.

With that pointed out we need to understand that people are the ones that are carrying out these wishes of the government. They are the police, the mail man, the judges. And because of this, the 'government' is people - not some ungly cloud that hangs over the USA. Because we the people are the ones budgeting and working and making up a government it only makes sense that we could easily carry out all the things the government controls -with out the 'government.'

Insuring domestic tranquility is one of the above said responsibilities of the government. But why? Are you afraid of your neighbor? Chances are he is just like you: just getting by and having the government suck 22% of his pay checks to keep us safe from international terrorist. When in reality international terrorists DO NOT want to hurt innocent people (ie; ME), what they what is to destroy the greedy corporate conglomerates that are taking over the world. Why doesn't the government protect us from that (corporate conglomerates) considering we are paying for 'domestic tranquility'. Many peo

ples lives aren't 'domestically tranquil' and that is saying the very least. In this sense of 'domestic tranquility' we could do with out a government.

But is that entirely true? The government protecting us from terrorists is only a fraction of how they supervise the countries welfare. Police, traffic control, security check points before entering the Empire State Building. Imagine NYC with no traffic control. No one to control the traffic lights, or tow cars that have been double parked for 6 hours. All of these things are things the government controls - and follows through with- that directly effects the people living in this community. And understanding that it is the 'people' that are in control of these things-even if their was no government, these things would still have to be taken care of. We would still need consequences for those who do wrong. If we have no government deceiding



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