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National Governance. We have very different views of the role that government should occupy in our lives. If you're liberal, government is a force for good, a way to impact citizens' lives positively using tools that individuals simply cannot marshal. Liberals tend to see government as a spender of last resort in hard economic times (Kensyian economics) and as a safety net provider for people who are having extreme difficulty in their lives (thus, Medicaid, food stamps).
Conservatives think that government should be limited to situations where we must defend ourselves from both external threats (thus, the military) and internal threats (thus, law enforcement). They see the law as something that should ensure moral behavior (against murder, theft, abortion).
The Village Square doesn't advocate one side or the other, it advocates a factually accurate conversation. Because whether you're conservative, liberal or libertarian, if you base your position on bad facts, inevitably your approach will prove misguided.
State and Local Governance. The Governance home space can be a powerful tool to sort out issues of governance that are closer to home, where clear information is hard to come by. See the box at the left for "how to."