Will the conservative voters who elect people who religiously preach that government is the problem, ever need government assistance?  Unfortunately, most of them probably don’t realize that without the government, life as they know it, would come to a standstill!

But who needs government? Doesn’t the government:

  • provide police and fire protection
  • justice system to protect the rights and freedoms of its citizens
  • justice system that resolves disputes
  • government record keeping that identifies who owns what
  • community zoning regulations
  • regulation of traffic and transportation
  • public transportation
  • oversight and regulation of food and water
  • public education
  • environmental oversight and regulation
  • protecting the free-enterprise system from monopolies and unethical behavior motivated by greed
  • conduct diplomacy, treaties and regulate commerce with other nations
  • national defense
  • social-safety net problems that assist most senior adults, the handicapped, the ill, those unable to be self-sufficient

PLEASE, FEEL FREE TO ADD TO THIS LIST!