I am not making an effort to argue anything.
I did not "completely alter" what you wrote. I boiled it down to the way I understood your argument and asked you to confirm if the original intent remained. Notice the questions, and not statements about what you said.
And the most important question that I asked, was, from your perspective, despite it's other failures, the singular task of protection is/has been successfully executed by the government?
As I stated in my original post, I am not attempting to "beg the question". I am asking legitimate and sincere questions to understand your perspective.
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