^Clearly this back and forth banter isn't going to accomplish any change in beliefs on either side. You have a different view on what is government's role and how you define individual rights--I believe somewhere on the spectrum of being a Libertarian.
I on the other hand believe that government does serve a function beyond defense and I would like my taxes to be spent on the collective good of society (you know, those bothersome roads, schools, fire protection, hospitals, health care,etc). I cannot fathom the practical applications of the Libertarian philosophy to the reality of how society works. I have read parts of the platform for the party because I am open to different ideas, but it doesn't seem based in reality.
Anyway, I will agree to disagree with you. Your arguments are not convincing as they seem to mainly apply from your own personal experience and not beyond that. I on the other hand see beyond my own needs and can see that government plays a significant role, in addition to personal responsibility, when it comes to comprehensive health care.