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"So the governments job is to protect us from ourselves? "
Apparently, as you don't even see (or care about?) the danger you and those like you present to others and to society, it is to protect us from you.
The poor can't be expected to defend themselves against the reckless greed and unlimited resources of the rich.
It seems obvious to me this is the greatest reason for having a governnment at all - which I'm sure no one (not even liberals) really wants, but also (not being stupid or worse,) sees as that very primary necessity.
So the answer is yes.
The government is there to make sure that anything you don't like doesn't happen. Funny, I missed that in the constitution. How did they ever miss that most important function of government?