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    Default Role of US Government

    Hey all! Hope you had a great Christmas/new years break. As is the case with many, I'm back at the grind with school...and this assignment came my way to ask a few as to what they consider to be the purpose of government . I thought there may be a good amount of diversity in answers on here, so if you'd be so kind as to share your opinion, please be somewhat serious (hah, yeah right). I'm not looking for judgements/opinions on what the government IS, but what you think the purpose of government should be to serve/rule the people. If you could state a few good reasons to back your opinion, that would be much appreciated. It doesn't specifically have to be the US gov in this case, but government in general is acceptable too.

    Thanks for reading, I hope to get some interesting answers!

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    The federal government is needed to perform functions that would be impractical or impossible for individual states to do.

    For instance:

    1) Negotiating treaties
    2) Printing currency
    3) Securing borders
    4) Waging war
    5) National defense (this includes pandemics and natural disasters)

    That's about it. Everything else should be done at the local and state level as commanded by the 10th Amendment.
    Liberty means the ability to say "No thanks, perhaps later. I'm gonna go take a nap now."
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    Thank you for your response!

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