If we're talking on a scale of 1-10, where 10 is a massive government and 0 is anarchy, why do you stop at 1? If our current government has 1000 responsibilities, you'll admit 997 of them are unnecessary, but not the last three? It just feels like a very arbitrary stopping point. All the reasons those 997 things are bad apply to the other 3 just the same.
I'm not trying to argue or anything, I'm all for cooperation. In 500 years when we've dialed the government back to a state of minarchy, I'd be happy to argue over who's right or wrong then, but for now, I'm all for working together. Just curious.
Tu ne cede malis sed contra audentior ito