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What Is Government Supposed To Do?
11/28/2018 | MosesKnows

Posted on 11/28/2018 1:37:37 PM PST by MosesKnows

What Is Government Supposed To Do


Questions can expand political discussions beyond the topic discussed.

The topic in this case was what the government is supposed to do about asset forfeiture corruption.

Remove the topic from the question and simply ask, what is the government supposed to do? The thoughtful answer is that the government is only supposed to do one thing. Protect our rights.

The founders gave government only enough legislative powers to protect us and our property.

I know that doesn’t address asset forfeiture corruption but it does illustrate that the founders didn’t grant government legislative powers to feed us, clothe us, shelter us, or educate us, only to protect our rights.


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What is the government supposed to do?
1 posted on 11/28/2018 1:37:37 PM PST by MosesKnows
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To: MosesKnows

The very least possible.


2 posted on 11/28/2018 1:40:22 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!)
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What Is Government Supposed To Do

Post a vanity as news! Save us all!

3 posted on 11/28/2018 1:43:14 PM PST by humblegunner
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As little as possible. Protect America with proper military. Balance budget yearly. Follow the Constitution.


4 posted on 11/28/2018 1:43:50 PM PST by mulligan (EeThe)
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To: MosesKnows

Leave us alone.


5 posted on 11/28/2018 1:49:31 PM PST by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: MosesKnows
James Madison, the principal original author of that document’s original text who also wrote the first 10 Amendments, wrote in the Federalist Papers that “The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the State governments are numerous and indefinite.”

– Federalist Paper #45, paragraph #9.

The Constitution clearly says that the Feds’ role is only to provide for the common defense, manage foreign relations, protect citizens’ constitutional rights, establish federal courts; apply and explain federal law (in the judiciary’s case); and a few other minor issues. No branch of the Federal Government is authorized to handle any other issues. So the federal establishment should be strictly limited to these tasks; all others should be reassigned to the states, local governments, and individual Americans.

Of course, the Congress should adequate finance the few agencies that perform constitutional tasks, while auditing and supervising them, and ensuring that their budgets are well spent. Indeed, the federal government even has a few constitutional obligations, such as defense.

6 posted on 11/28/2018 1:50:01 PM PST by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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👉🏻Leave us alone.👈🏻
7 posted on 11/28/2018 1:52:19 PM PST by TADSLOS (Six out of seven dwarfs aren’t happy.)
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To: MosesKnows

See Artcicle II, Section 8.

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8 posted on 11/28/2018 1:54:47 PM PST by Lurker (President Trump isn't our last chance. President Trump is THEIR last chance.)
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To: MosesKnows

“What is the government supposed to do?”

“The government”? We have lots of “governments”; Federal, State, Local.

What is government supposed to do?

Secure our rights.

Establish just laws (”...the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.”)

Administer those laws justly.


9 posted on 11/28/2018 2:01:06 PM PST by KrisKrinkle (Blessed be those who know the depth and breadth of ignorance. Cursed be those who don't.)
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To: MosesKnows

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.


10 posted on 11/28/2018 2:02:47 PM PST by DannyTN
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To: MosesKnows

Th one thing the gun grabbers don’t want people to know is the 2nd amendment does not only to allow us to protect ourselves from criminal activity but more than that to protects ourselves from the government.


11 posted on 11/28/2018 2:03:06 PM PST by antidemoncrat
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To: MosesKnows

Only what the private sector cannot.


12 posted on 11/28/2018 2:07:07 PM PST by Telepathic Intruder
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To: MosesKnows

Much, much less than it is doing now.

Vanities survive best in chat.


13 posted on 11/28/2018 2:13:15 PM PST by upchuck (When hatred of culture becomes itself a part of culture, the life of the mind loses all meaning.)
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To: MosesKnows
Government attracts those with a love for power.

Our government has survived this long because it was only fairly recently that those who lust for power (liberals) have discovered the wink link: the judiciary. Control that and you can make the federal government as totalitarian as any dictatorship while appearing to be "for the people"...

14 posted on 11/28/2018 2:15:57 PM PST by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: Telepathic Intruder

Seems to me the “private sector” is the one pushing “social credit” scores.

That is DEFINITELY something the government should be policing.


15 posted on 11/28/2018 2:16:45 PM PST by papertyger (Trump, A president so great, that Democrats who said they would leave America if he won, stayed!)
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To: DannyTN
The founders’ reason to institute government was to secure rights.

That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,

A reading of the legislative powers allows one to promote the notion that I may do any damn thing I please as long as it does not harm the person or property of another.

The documents must stay together like the Old and New Testaments. The one predicting the other.

Abraham Lincoln referred to the Declaration of Independence as the Golden Apple surrounded by a silver frame, the Constitution.

16 posted on 11/28/2018 2:37:14 PM PST by MosesKnows
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Here's one of Madison's Amendments. It deserves as much protection from scotus as the others.

9th Amendment

The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.

We have, for far too long, allowed scotus to determine rights. That belongs to us, and the expression of such rights is through both the US and state constitutions.

Through their state and US Constitutions, the sovereign people are entitled to occupy the high ground above the governments of their creation. Scotus obviously did not participate in the drafting or ratification of society’s will, the US and various state Constitutions, so from what source does Scotus assert authority to define societal rights? Upon what clause in the US Constitution does the Scotus feed, that it is grown so great?

There is no such clause. As envisioned by our Framers, Scotus was a defensive instrument of society rather than a bludgeon against society. Scotus’ duty is to protect Natural, Civil, and Political rights. Is the nation to believe a government that famously divides the three natural powers (legislative, executive, judicial) among three distinct institutions would empower one of them to both create and judge the rights of its creation? Who, as a defendant, wouldn’t prefer to be the jury in his own trial? Scotus does just that when it judges cases involving rights of its own creation.

Instead of striking down the CA constitutional amendment that defined marriage as between a man and a woman, scotus was duty-bound to uphold it.

http://articlevblog.com/2018/11/civil-rights-scotus-and-article-v/

17 posted on 11/28/2018 2:40:38 PM PST by Jacquerie (ArticleVBlog.com)
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To: MosesKnows

Not a whole Hell of a lot!


18 posted on 11/28/2018 3:00:21 PM PST by AFreeBird
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To: papertyger

If the private sector is violating our rights, it’s the government’s job to stop them. Only the government can do that.


19 posted on 11/28/2018 3:06:49 PM PST by Telepathic Intruder
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To: Telepathic Intruder

What “rights” are being violated under social credit?


20 posted on 11/28/2018 3:14:13 PM PST by papertyger (Trump, A president so great, that Democrats who said they would leave America if he won, stayed!)
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