The following are the major categories of responsibilities of the government. Click on each to find out specific issues and activities of the government that fall under that category.
One of the primary responsibilities of government is to protect its citizens from various threats to security, peace, and freedom.
- Foreign Threats
- Malicious Capitalism and Corporate Regulation
- Other Regulation
In addition to creating laws, it is the government's responsibility to uphold the law.
- Prison Reform
- Special Counsel
It is the the government's to responsibility (through the judiciary) that the laws are constitutional, fair, and upheld fairly for the citizens the government represents.
- Supreme Court Cases
- Immigration Courts
- Routing Out Corruption
As the government has grown, it has also adopted several services and social benefits into the fold of its operation.
- Research Funding
- Other Subsidies for Favorable Outcomes
- Postal Service
- Veterans Affairs
- Social Security
Fiscal Policy is all policy regarding taxation. Monetary Policy is policy regarding the interest rate at which the government lends as controlled through the Federal Reserve Bank. The government uses these tools to control and guide the economy and to fund itself.
- Fiscal Policy
- Monetary Policy
- Trade Policy
The government must act on behalf of the people to ensure they live in a clean environment and moreso that the environment is not damaged so as to endanger its citizens or its future. Moreover, it controls the exploitation of resources so that it can be done in a sustainable way.
- Climate Change
- Conservation of Resources and Natural Resource Allocation
- National Parks
As a democracy, it is the governments job to ensure that the process of democracy is not infringed upon so as to advantage some and disadvantage or disenfranchise others.
- Congressional Districting
- Voting Laws
- Social Security Cards and Other ID
- How to Vote?