Do we exist to serve the government or does the government exist to serve us?

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  • Traci
    Lv 5
    7 months ago

    They are SUPPOSED to serve us.. but the corruption and criminal atrocities committed by our governments.. both parties  now has us serving them and if the commie dems get their way it will be even worse.  Soon the government will literally be telling us what to do, where to work, who to marry, how many children, etc. etc.  Be like Communist China .. only worse.

  • Anonymous
    7 months ago

    All bombastic rhetoric aside, the government IS us.  "Government of the people, by the people, and for the people...".

  • Clive
    Lv 7
    7 months ago

    You really don't know? Sheesh.

  • 7 months ago

    The government exists to defend the interests of the capitalist class, the one percent who own the land and corporations.

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  • Liz
    Lv 6
    7 months ago

    Almost everyone agrees that government of some kind is essential. The undesirable alternative is mobocracy, anarchy. But the happiness of the people depends in large measure on the integrity and ability of those in ruling positions. And, of themselves, no man or body of men has the ability to govern in a fully righteous way. All men are imperfect and therefore subject to pressures and influences that they cannot in their own strength resist when given power over their fellowman. A man who was himself a king and a sharp observer of governments spoke of the calamities that had taken place “during the time that man has dominated man to his injury.”—Eccl. 8:9.

    Consequently, rulership has to come from a source higher than man. Only the Creator can make laws that operate equally and fairly for the benefit of all, and can then enforce them in a fully fair and impartial manner. Only he knows man’s makeup and what he needs for happiness.

  • Matt
    Lv 7
    7 months ago

    ronald reagan summed it up

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  • ?
    Lv 7
    7 months ago

    The historian Tony Jundt, in his wonderful book "Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945" addressed this question. He said before WWII, people existed to serve the state. Afterwards, the state exists to serve the people.

    Didn't Abe Lincoln say: A government of the people, by the people and for the people. That 'for' is rather important, don't you think?

  • 7 months ago

    How do either party exists

  • David
    Lv 7
    7 months ago

    A wise man once said, and I quote "Of the people, By the people, and For the people".. That's the way it's supposed to be.

  • Anonymous
    7 months ago

    The government is supposed to serve us, but under Trump it serves wall street

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