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the political direction and control exercised over the actions of the members, citizens, or inhabitants of communities, societies, and states; direction of the affairs of a state, community, etc.; political administration:

This is the definition of the word we are debating. Nowhere does the definition require moral right, taxation, or anything other than people, and control. Keeping this universal definition in mind, rather than using our own subjective definitions, which we don't agree on, thugs exerting control over their turf is most certainly "government"

Free market capitalism isn't right for America because it works better. It's right because it's free (and it works better).