What Should Government Do?

By Wayne Spencer - October 12, 2003

The following commentary was created to provide talking points at our local church discussion group.

This discussion, as I read it in the e-mails, seems to have bogged down into a legalistic discussion of what "can" Government do and what "can't" Government do according to the constitution and according to the Platform of the Libertarian Party. We are meeting here as Unitarian, Universalists. We are not meeting here as representatives of any particular political party.

As Unitarians, Universalists our concern should be for all of the people of the world.

We, the member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association, covenant to affirm and promote (The Seven Principles)

The living tradition which we share draws from many sources:

Grateful for the religious pluralism which enriches and ennobles our faith, we are inspired to deepen our understanding and expand our vision. As free congregations we enter into this covenant, promising to one another our mutual trust and support.

I thought that it could be useful to also have the values of the Green Party at hand:

The Green Party of Virginia - The Ten Key Values.

Greens in the United States are defined by Ten Key Values which we hold. There is no official definition of these values. The following is one interpretation:

What do I think Government should do ?