What is the purpose of government? I think that the preamble is pretty good at defining the purpose of government but I think I have a better way of saying it.
"We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."
That is all fine and good but I think it could be easier said simply as:
The purpose of of government is to protect the individual citizens civil liberties.
What are your thoughts?