The Proper Role of Government by Ezra Taft Benson I was reading this earlier. Has to be one of the most straightforward and logical argument I've read on the proper role of government. An exert I enjoyed: There is much more. I just thought that those points boil down the argument to the proper role of government. Can we the people delegate to the government a power we don't lawfully have? I also found in it a quote from Thomas Jefferson which I like: Last, I found the Formula for prosperity refreshing: I think history bears this out as true. The more our government intervenes to redistribute the material wards of labor the more the elites have abundance while those who labor do without.