Community: Government

I think that most people have a pretty clear idea of what the government element of community is. We can all imagine city hall as a place where meetings of the community leaders meet and make laws and where members of the community may appeal for changes which they feel should be made. The more I read and study, the more I become convinced that government has no business beyond codifying and enforcing the law. I am also convinced that we almost universally exceed those boundaries by making “laws” to give incentive to certain behaviors (fines for driving a car with a broken taillight, or tax breaks for buying alternative fuel vehicles). While those examples are largely outside the scope of a small municipality, which is where my attention is focused, they illustrate how easy it is to exceed the proper bounds of government.

About David

David is the father of 8 extremely organized children (4 girls / 4 boys) who is constantly seeking answers to tough questions related to parenting, education and politics while moonlighting for 40 hours each week as a technology professional. He also enjoys cooking, gardening, and sports.

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