1. What are the things that governments should do according to the definition of individual liberty as outlined by our Founders? ( Hint: Read the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution below.) I am not asking for your opinon although you may add that. I want to know what our founding documents sayh first in general about what the federal government should do. Don’t neglect this #1 part of the assignment. Then answer the a-e parts below in relation to the founding documents also. Again you may add your opinon but forget about what is going on today.
“We the people of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the Untied States of America.”
a. What is the proper role of government in providing health care, welfare, affordable housing, or retirement security according to the definition of rights in the Declaration of Independence? In other words, does the government have a role; why or why not? Keep in mind all the information you have been given before responding. I do not want just your opinion but reference to the founding documents – that applies to parts b-e also. And be thorough in your explanation not just a “yes” or “no” type answer. This assignment requires some critical thinking as well as analysis of the Founders’ thoughts.
b. What is its role in limiting smoking, posting calorie counts, or demanding seat belts be worn?
c. Should the government be able to deny a prescription drug to sufferers of a disease because it is not “FDA approved”?
d. Should the federla government run public schools with such programs as Common Core and force all people in a geographic area to pay for them via property taxes according to the founding documetns? This part is actually a two-part question.
e. Should the government even collect property taxes in the first place? Be sure you are looking at the Declaration of Independence and other documents in answering number 1 and a-e.