Role of Government

Role of Government

This issue arose from the Sugar Tax discussion but is broad enough to warrant separate thread. A sugar tax (and hate speech etc) are behaviour modification sytems. In a democracy is behaviour modification a role of government? I thought Govts role is to enable its citizens. I want my govt to help me achieve whatever I want (providing it doesn't have negatives on others) rather than confining me to doing what it wants or prefers. Has our complacency turned our country into an elected dictatorship. Perhaps TOP should have a written overarching Constitution after all.