What is the federal government's single greatest responsibility


to the public?


In my opinion the federal government has many
responsibilities to the public, but most importantly is its
pledge of protection to the public. When I say protection, I mean
not only from military attacks from other countries, but
by supplying funds for all the needs of the citizens. As the
population in the U.S. increases and federal funds decrease, the
government tends to forget all of the little people who elected
the politicians into office. The people to whom I am referring
are the farmers and small business owners, who rely on the
government's support to protect their investments. As shipping
and international money-exchange has become easier and faster,
the ability for small business owners or farmers to sell their
goods have conversely become harder. I believe that it is the
gocernment's responsibility to ensure that these people do not
struggle to earn a living. Bills such as trade restrictions, etc
are created so these people can earn a living.
Another type of protection that the government must provide
abundantly is aid to the smaller governments, such as state or
city offices. I feel that this is most important in crime-ridden,
overpopulated cities, such as New York or Los Angeles. These are
the great tourist attractions in America, but they don't receive
the recognition that they deserve from the government. Without
government funds, these cities don't have enough money for
upkeeping and allow their images to become tarnished. This will
cause a domino effect because less tourists will want to visit
America. Less tourism means that these cities have less revenues
and less importance to the government. Less importance means that
they will receive even less aid. Such an effect will ruin any
bright spots which still are in the U.S.
The public created the U.S. government to ensure that there
will always be a wise and fair leader for America. This gave us
the ability to put someone into office, who fits the needs of the
country, at present time. This person undertakes the sole
responsibility to ensure the welfare of all "his" people. The
government's responsibilities are great, but with a little
control and careful planning, all can be accomplished.