"His dad would've bluntly said that government can't be helpful because it's force."
Where does justice fit into your thinking?
You can either use force to take what you covet or defend yourself from those who would. Now ask yourself again; how could the use of force ever be helpful?
Is Ron Paul an Anarchist and a Pacifist who wants to destroy our country rather than restore the republic and Constitutional government, because when you say 'government can't be helpful because it's force' you're saying there is no purpose to government.
Ron Paul has made it perfectly clear that the only legitimate purpose of government is to defend liberty, and liberty is defended with force. Liberty is taken by collective force, so you'll need to defend it with collective force.
"Freedom, liberty and their common defense."
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