What is the Role of the Government?

The role of the government depends upon the form of the government. In a monarchy, the role of the government is to rule the people while ensuring the security of the state and prosperity of the throne. In a republic or representative democracy the role of the government is to allow the people to govern themselves except when it would imped upon the rights of others or risk the security of the nation. Generally speaking the role of most governments is to convince us that they are necessary.