Posted 10 years ago on Dec. 14, 2011, 5:02 p.m. EST by ImaDreamer
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The role of government is to provide ALL the people with opportunities to lead happy and prosperous lives.
A small, weak government can not provide the masses with the opportunities required for everyone to have an equal chance at success. Nor can small government protect the people from the injustices caused by institutions motivated by profit rather than the common good.
Big government is not the problem. The problem is corruption and inefficiency. The more an honest, efficient government can do to benefit the people, the better.
When it comes down to it, the entire purpose for the dialogue on these pages is to discover the ideas required to design and implement a fair and efficient form of government.
I believe demanding a small government will not in itself provide maximum benefits to the people, and will instead result in more hardships and inequality. What do you think?