Is government serves its moral purpose as the entity with the monopoly on the use of force. A tyranny exists when the entity posing as a government and having the monopoly of force rejects its moral purpose and abdicates its responsibility.
A government's moral purpose is to protect rights, provide a court system, provide for the protection of its territory from foreign invaders and be an objective third party to settle disputes between two or more parties.
There is no government on the face of the earth, it is all tyranny but making the distinction helps to see that government has an actual purpose in society; it also goes to show that a monopoly on force is going to occur in any society and that it is the people who make up the society's job to establish and keep their government from becoming a tyrannical state.
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