What Is The Purpose Of Government
And more opportunities equal great outcomes for our communities. America’s diversity is its greatest strength and the deepest source for tension. The battles that are birthed from that conflict are reflected in the process of government decision-making for budgets, policies, and programs. The challenge of government and the citizenry is achieving a meaningful system of grassroots governance.
Enhanced security for rights, however, is not the only advantage of America’s federal or divided allocation of governmental powers. The states, and not the national government, were entrusted with the all important “police powers,” that is, the authority to protect the health, morals, safety, and welfare of the people. The Constitution of the United States outlines the six purposes for the formation of the government.
Only with the birth of democracy in ancient Greece around 500 B.C. Does the idea of the government of, by and for the people arise. Since then, that idea has spread worldwide, but even the most developed democracies still disproportionately serve the purposes and interests of privileged groups. The first part, the Preamble, describes the purpose of the document and the Federal Government. The second part, the seven Articles, establishes how the Government is structured and how the Constitution can be changed. The third part, the Amendments, lists changes to the Constitution; the first 10 are called the Bill of Rights.
First, the Preamble specifies that what is being enacted is “this Constitution”—a term that unmistakably refers to the written document itself. America has no “unwritten constitution.” Ours is a system of written constitutionalism—of adherence to a single, binding, authoritative, written legal text as supreme law. Nine federal judges explain how citizens’ consent to following the law protects our rights in everyday situations. The key to the rule of law, judges say, is a commitment to applying laws fairly to everyone.
Government creates individuals by first deciding what people need and then providing it for them by a) the redistribution of resources and b) transforming the character of inferior citizens through “uplift”. Written documents of governance, however, had been the norm for every colony founded by Bible-minded Christians. After all, God had given Moses a fixed written law to govern the nation of Israel. This Mosaic Code was a higher law that men could live by – and appeal to – against the whims of ordinary men.