The Job Of The US Government Is Not...


While we can easily over complicate and over analyze the state of our nation. There really are only two sides to the "our nation is failing" discussion. One side believes the government is not doing enough to fix us, and one side believes they are doing too much, and therefore have all but ruined us.

Within those camps, it really comes down to the question of what is the Constitutional job of our Government? What is the purpose? What are the limits?  What are the responsibilities?  Those who believe the government is not doing enough for it's citizens and to provide for it's citizens, either do not have a working knowledge of founding history and our framework under the Constitution, or they want it to be abandoned. Then, those same folks will often scoff at the idea that we are becoming Socialists. However, if it isn't a capitalist, free-enterprise and democratic republic, than what name should it be given?

It clearly is a Socialist framework when the government takes money from the citizens under the assumption that they believe they can do better with the money than the citizens themselves.  When the government decides it is far smarter than the idiots they are in office to represent and when incentives for earning money dwindle, folks that don't work, by way of lifestyle choice, end up doing better than those who do and hard earned money is penalized and redistributed. That hard work inevitably diminishes.

Socialism, Communism and Marxism are the most failed, and currently most failing forms of government in the history of the world.  People have an innate desire to be free, to be creative, to worship their Creator without restriction from the law, and to be charitable.  Most people, particularly those of the Christian faith, greatly desire to care for those in true need.  The government has even infiltrated the charitable hearts, by causing so many to question true need, that charitable citizens catch themselves wondering if it's a true need, or another scheme of laziness and product of our entitlement society.

The government has taught us that without their pressures, their theft of our money, and their legislation, that millions of people will go hungry, and no one but the evil rich will be healthy. Without their salvation, women will be breeders for masses of unwanted, uncared for, and non-affordable babies.  Without their rescue, people will be without basic needs, like cell phones, like car payments, like healthcare for "necessary" things such as birth control, immunizations, and STD treatments.  After all, all the smart people will want these things, right?  The people worth "saving" are only the smart ones that have chosen to live the way the government deems as worthy.

For just a moment, let's get back to basics, stop trying to create our own new truths, and identify from our founding documents (the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, the Mayflower Compact and the Federalist Papers) what our government is not designed to provide for it's citizens as inalienable rights:

  • Food
  • Shelter
  • Clothing
  • Transportation
  • A Job
  • Income
  • Cell Phones
  • Child Care
  • Health Care and Insurance
  • Education and advanced education (note, the government has decided to provide primary education to children as a means to indoctrinate youth, but the education aspect has been failing for some time, and now it is understood by the masses that the government is to guarantee secondary education as a right through burdensome loans and federal grants )
  • Retirement
  • Minimum Wage
  • Birth control/abortion
  • Absence of all evidence of God/Jesus and prevention of contact and conviction from these beliefs

Let's now look at what our government as a whole is not:

  • Is not charity
  • Is not the church, nor should it act in the place of church
  • Is not the employer of masses of people, aside from essential government and military personnel
  • Is not a health care adviser/legislator-The FDA and CDC and other government agencies dictating what is healthy, what is "required" (immunizations, insurance, legislating what we eat) and generally "protecting us" from things like fresh milk and eggs, home farmed goods, etc.
  • Is not an insurance company 
  • Is not a paternalistic figure, which decides who and what and when and how much it's citizens "deserve", as well as the who, what, when, where, and how much of what citizens should "be taken from".
  • Is not a machine that works more efficiently the larger it becomes
  • Is not a machine that understands how to operate on a budget or frugally
  • Is not a machine that can do a better job to provide for the citizens, with the money taken from it's citizens, than the citizens can do themselves.
  • Is not an entity that should rule over the citizens to protect them from themselves, their ideas and their rights that are not endowed by the government, but by God Himself.  No government person or agency will ever care more about the welfare of a citizen or group of citizens than the citizens themselves.  In other words, we don't need protection from  our own decision making.
  • Is not an organization that should legislate freedoms, faith or morality, in ways that redefine morality from the original definitions found in documents and common understanding of that time, without at least a  2/3 vote to amend the Constitution.
  • Is not Scandinavia, Amsterdam, France, Sweden or the EU.  We are not designed to be one of these Socialist or Socialist leaning countries, and we will not function as one.  If people love the redistribution of wealth, being told what to do, and the moral depravity in these places, perhaps they should consider a move to one of them, rather than promoting the abandonment of the US Constitution in favor of adoption of Socialist agendas that do not fit our framework.
  • Is not the ultimate protector of personal property, and personal peace keeper, by removing personal gun rights which allow citizens to defend themselves, families and property
  • Is not the educator of children
  • Is not the parents of children
  • Is not the authority over children, families or parents when the citizens are abiding by the law
  • Is not the machine that can create ideas, visions, businesses, wealth or innovation
  • Is not the machine that can fix problems by increasing money taken from those who work hard

While there are many more things the government is not in place to do, and was not established to be, this covers some of the basics that are now fundamentally misunderstood by the greater population.

People have come to expect that the government serves a purpose different from what it is designed to be.  I highly encourage all Americans to read all the founding documents.  They are all available online and at libraries.  Most people do not understand the framework of our nation,  and we have been conditioned to believe, increasingly with each generation, that the government is to replace God, charity, church, hard work, etc.  We have lost our understanding of what this nation is designed to be, on so many levels, due in large part to an increasing one-world ideology and appeasement.

We will be unable to sustain our increasing socialist programs within our current framework.  We cannot afford them, and we cannot afford the resultant entitlement fallout they create.  We will not continue to exist as the same free nation, nor will we continue to receive God's blessing, under policies that provide a free ride to the sponges of society, adopt anti-God and sinful practices, and aid and abet terrorist Muslim regimes around the world.

Understanding what the job of the government is, and what it is not, is certainly the first step in deciding whether or not the US government is designed to be a rescuer, or if we are the rescuer of our government.  This is the best chance we have at refuting the indoctrination of public primary schools and colleges that are filled with re-written history and promote a secularized and Socialist ideology that spits in the face of the liberty that our founders so eloquently designed.

To make these points with a liberal, share these clever videos that demonstrate the difference between the philosophy of Barack Obama and Ronald Reagan.

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About Andrea
I'm a Christian who is married and madly in love with the husband God gave me, who works as a CPA while I stay home to homeschool and mother our eight children, whom we count as blessings, not burdens. An "anti-feminist", I enjoy making our home a sanctuary; a place to truly enjoy being..not just a landing spot. My hobbies are the art of homemaking, natural medicine, old movies and gardening. I Live in Northern Idaho where Bibles, homeschooling, large families and guns are welcome...for now..
  • Amanda Robinson

    At what point are people going to give up on the whole Democrat/republican thing. Im forced to pick from, ultimatly, two of the best blood suckers in the nation. At whitch point they become the spokes person for America. I have heard of so many travisties through out the world, and people buy into this whole charade of a united states of america. Its getting very scary. I feel like this mindset Is dividing the nation. If people quit blaming each other because they are different in whatever way, and start making an effort for real, mature compromise. Its like this country has turned into one giant play thing for the psychopathic children running it. This nation needs to mature fast, because the government has gone AWOL. It's all special interest, lobbying, corporate conglomeration, and we call that a government? Political science is great, and what not, but I think its time some people broaden their scope a bit. There is so much more happening around you.

  • Annie Nowlin

    In most parts, right on the money. I'd love to requite, "If people love the redistribution of wealth, being told what to do, and the moral depravity in these places, perhaps they should consider a move to one of them, rather than promoting the abandonment of the US Constitution in favor of adoption of Socialist agendas that do not fit our framework."

    Our country was founded on certain principles; if you don't like those principles, there are open doors in other countries. It also takes a TWO THIRDS VOTE TO AMEND THE CONSITUTION,, so Roe is safe; unless a liberal judge does what they do, legislate from the bench.

    Read more: http://freedomoutpost.com/2012/11/what-is-not-the-job-of-the-us-government/#ixzz2CjU1VLrm

    • Andrea Roltgen

      Abortion should have never been allowed in the first place. As we know from hisotry, it is a lot less hopeful to remove an unjust/unconstitutional law once it is implemented and acted upon for decades.

      It should now be put up for the states to vote individually. I don't live in NYC, or California, as we chose a more conservative place to raise our family. I'd like to see abortion put on the ballot in my state (Idaho). It would be outlawed. Then, those who seek to murder their preborn babies can make the trip to some godforsaken state to do so. At least then, we'd have the opportunity to rule our own state with Constitutional protections of life, in favor of the far-removed, ultra liberal US gov't ruling in favor of the huge billion dollars per year baby murdering factories that support their candidacy.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/JTEKOENIYVX6PZGYLYOMJ4QQKY Average Joe

    Those that just want want and want should just be called me me's
    . And I am sick of hearing them. And ya I think this is A GREAT artical

  • Disgusted!

    I think a lot of people do know these things and they feel mad that it is no longer respected. I also think the media is trying to make Obama look likable even though he really is not. What is up with moving his speeches to smaller stadiums. I think it is because he has lost SO MUCH support. It is obvious the election was stolen so I think without fraud Romney would have won by A LOT. This just does not make any sense and I don't think it will until we find every last fraudulant vote which probably won't happen but I refuse to believe that the majority approves of most of the people in this administration! It is all set up to make the MAJORITY feel like the MINORITY and so far it is working! Too much evidence for me to be wrong about this in my opinion! Polls consistantly show that the people do not approve Obamacare yet Obama just throws that out with "I have spoke to too many hurting families" What a big CON ARTIST!

  • J J

    Democrats have produced a nation of lazy, unmotivated, ignorant, uninspired people who are only happy as long as the system the Democrats have setup keep giving them their life. One of the big problems with this is that these lazy, unmotivated, ignorant, uninspired people don't really understand that they are NOT free people, they are controlled by the government. This scenario can't last long because the makers can't outlast the takers and the system will eventually crumble. But, by the time that happens, Obama will not be in office any more, he will have made his millions from the unions and lobbyists, he and Michelle will have a huge estate in Hawaii, he will be taking vacations all the time, he will not care then any more than he cares now.

  • exshuttleguy

    I would highly recomend free courses on the Constitution, given by Hillsdale College. There are presently two courses consisting of ten forty minute lectures each. Hillsdale College was fouded in 1877 and takes no money from the government. The students are required to have
    a complete understanding of our Declaration of Independence and Constitution before graduating. The courses are available on line 24/7.

  • WILDBILL

    Thank you from the bottom of my heart for such a fine and truthful article. I agree with you completely.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jerry-Robison/100000629907048 Jerry Robison

    “Socialists are happy until they run out of other people's money.”
    ― Margaret Thatcher

  • R.Young

    In this New World of Gimmie, Gimmie, Gimmie, I Want, I Want, I Want, I'm entitled to it yes it is the governments job to provide to all of it's Loyal Subjects. It is the government's job to give all Loyal Subjects their rights just as long as the rights the government gives in in line with all governmental policies. The Government is the new GOD and no one wants to make "GOD" unhappy with them.
    Long Live the Government, of the Government, for the Government, by the Governement!