The Purpose of Government is Freedom

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    Thats it. It doesn't exist for jobs, economy, health care, and etc. It just exist for the protection of the individual's freedom. All government policy should be weighed by what provides the most freedom for the individual.
     
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    Wrong, A Government exists to control the citizenry, depending on the type of Government determines the base level of that Control. A Government PROTECTS citizenry by restricting citizenry. Laws are a restriction on your ultimate freedom.
     
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    I know what you are saying but some people like to restrict the freedom of others such as theft. Theft is an involuntary act between two individuals where the freedom of one person is being denied to them by another as in the freedom to say "hay get the hell out of my car!" and have that command honored by the theif. A government that protects freedom protects that person's freedom over their own property thus uses its restrictive powers to stop others from removing the freedom of others.
     
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    It exists for a couple of other things, but you aren't far off. :thup:

     
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    True freedom is anarchy. And it is very violent and messy except in very small communities. Governments are a CONTROL. They exist to RESTRICT freedom. How much and what kind is determined by the type of Government.
     
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    Protect us from force from without and fraud from within....That pretty much covers it.
     
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    I actually think that when you protect the freedom of everyone then most other things come about quite naturally such as involuntary life removal. Clearly someone's freedom to murder begins to trample the freedom of someone to decide if they want to live. When you enforce this equally on everyone it makes the government deny the freedom of the murderer and protect the freedom of the victim to live. Security becomes the byproduct of enforcing someone's will to live.
     
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    Sure you aren't a liberal? :eusa_eh:
     
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    Do you really live in freedom in anarchy? Eventually some thug decides what you will do because he has more thug than you. He then takes your home and possessions. A government can come in and enforce your free will by denying his thugs the right to beat the tar out of you.
     
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    He doesn't know what the fuck he is.
     

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