Purpose of Government Summation (Part II)
by Adam Parry
| 7 Questions
Note from the author:
Purpose of Government Activity - needs google slide to go with it
Write what this means in your own words in 1-2 sentences:
“The object of government is the welfare of the people. The material progress and prosperity of a nation are desirable chiefly so far as they lead to the moral and material welfare of all good citizens.”
Theodore Roosevelt - The New Nationalism (1910)
Write what this means in your own words in 1-2 sentences.
"Government being for the preservation of every man's right and property, by preserving him from the violence or injury of others, is for the good of the governed".
- John Locke - First Treatise, Chapter 9
Write what this means in your own words in 1-2 sentences.
"The purpose of government is to enable the people of a nation to live in safety and happiness. Government exists for the interests of the governed, not for the governors."
Thomas Jefferson
Looking at your answer for #1,#2 and #3, what common expectation is there of government and those who lead it. Explain in 1-2 sentences.
Issue 3
  • A. identify what conditions / needs / events you see.
  • B. Given what we just analyzed regarding government, how much of a say in this process should a government have? Explain. dentify what category of government responsibilities this falls into
Will vote on a solution for the lab using a DIRECT DEMOCRACY.
You will identify what you voted for AND WHY that will solve this problem.
Rate our government's success rate at achieveing the following:
1. A solution to the concept of providing for the homeless and poor - Have we addressed their needs based upon the expectations of governments and its leaders?

2. A solution to the concept of controlling illegal immigration so that we protect our borders, keep costs low and ensure the security of our people without committing mass genocide or major violations of human rights?

3. A solution that enables people to make personal choices in their lives without fear of discrimination or punishment by the government?
Very Successful
Partially successful
Lacking success in some areas
We are a totally screwed up nation
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