What is the role of the government? To be sure, this question is answered in different ways by different people.
Libertarian: to get out of the way.
Conservative: to protect and defend us, our property, and our rights.
Liberal: to protect us from ourselves.
Bible: to punish evildoers and reward the righteous.
At first glance, these seem to be mutually exclusive, especially when we consider what each group means by those statements. Read more…