it is the role of the state to make things "better" (whatever that means!), one should ALWAYS start by exposing the flawed and false assumption that it is the states role to attempt to do this, since logically speaking, anything and everything else said on this subject will follow from this premise.
In short, it is very important to understand this should have been #1 on your list.
"For having lived long, I have experienced many instances of being obliged, by better information or fuller consideration, to change opinions, even on important subjects, which I once thought right but found to be otherwise." - Benjamin Franklin
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