Comment: Let me try to make this

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Let me try to make this

as clear as possible.

I am arguing for minarchism, not the current government in which we reside. I think every facet of our current government should be shrunk or eliminated.

"from your perspective, despite it's other failures, the singular task of protection is/has been successfully executed by the government?"

I think it does some things right and some things wrong. Do you want an analysis of what I think is wrong with our current foreign policy, current police state, current war on drugs, etc.?

As a minarchist, I obviously think the government does a lot to harm me. That does not mean that its every action causes more harm than good. If a police officer catches a serial killer, I would say they are helping protect me.