The Natural Function of a Society

The role of government is an oft debated subject.  It seems that “each side” has strong ideas regarding the topic.  The Conservatives want an impotent government, EXCEPT for the military.  The Conservatives want an impotent government, EXCEPT for surveillance and “national security”.  The Conservatives want an impotent government which will not impede the efforts of the elite to exploit basic human needs and active human labor for their own personal profit. 

We liberals view government as the voice and administrator of the collective will of the people.  Conservatives view government as a paid administrative staff, whose role is to protect the rights of Corporative interests against the expense of basic human needs.  The debate regarding the role of government then comes down to whether such is to protect the interests of the few, or the needs of the many.

Perhaps the question should be “What is the natural function of a society?”.  If in fact, the natural function of a society is to ensure the rights of the few to exploit the needs, the services, and the labor of the many; then the Conservatives are correct in their view of the proper role of government.  On the other hand, if the natural function of a society is to ensure the rights of the collective whole to impartially provide the basic needs of everyone, then we liberals are correct in our view of the proper role of government.

Either way, I suggest that the proper role of government is to execute the natural function of a society.

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One thought on “The Natural Function of a Society

  1. It is my belief that a more efficient and better government will be one in which the administration and the private sector are either neutral in regards to each other (so that there can be no bribery or corruption) or the bitterest of enemies (so that they compete intensely to provide the best products and services to the people).

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