In my opinion, the federal government has many responsibilities to the public, but most importantly, its pledge of protection. When I say protection, I mean not only military defense from other countries but also supplying funds for all the needs of citizens. As the population in the U.S. increases and federal funds decrease, the government tends to forget about 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 have become easier and faster, the ability for small business owners or farmers to sell their goods has conversely become harder. I believe that it is the government’s responsibility to ensure that these people do not struggle to earn a living. Bills such as trade restrictions 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 they deserve from the government. Without government funds, these cities don’t have enough money for upkeep, allowing their images to become tarnished. This can cause a domino effect, as fewer tourists will want to visit America. Less tourism means these cities have less revenue and less importance to the government, resulting in even less aid.
Such an effect will ruin any bright spots that still exist 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 people. The government’s responsibilities are great, but with a little control and careful planning, all can be accomplished.