The job of government is to regulate industry, protect its citizens, build and maintain public works projects and limited social safety nets. Over time the expansion of these safety nets and lavish retirement benefits cripple an economy.
The problem is that the political left talks about defense while ignoring entitlements. The question in this age should be "is this the governments job to..". We need to also review the practices and
training of governmental agencies. We need to redirect and refocus our governmental agencies
with a coherent operating model that has increased accountability and efficiency.
We also have to rethink narcotics and violence. It is apparent that the drug trade plays a large role
in terrorism and creating chaos in places like Mexico, Colombia and Jamaica. It may be time to rethink and redirect our policies.