Wednesday, April 14, 2021

What is the Legitimate Role of Government?

 I tried to write a short article about what i think the legitimate role of government is. But i wound up erasing every thing i wrote because i came off sounding like an incoherent whiny little bitch. Which i am, but i don't want to display that to the world.

So i did a search and found this article by Walter Williams, written in 2000. I have to admit i did not fully read the article, because i have a very short attention span, and cannot concentrate on articles of this nature. But i did scan it and i hope this articulates what i would like to say.

To answer that question we should turn to the rule book they gave us: the United States Constitution. Most of what they considered legitimate functions of the federal government are found in Article I, Section 8 of our Constitution, which says, in part:


  1. Frankly Fred, I think it's wonderful that you erased it. In a world filled with arrogance and corruption, mild self-censorship is a fine upstanding trait to possess.