Issues keep coming back to protection. Protection from other governments, from risk, from swindlers.Always there is a shift away from personal responsibility. Fear fuels this shift, and is utilized by the government to exploint its citizens. The wolf must protet its sheep from other wolves.
The Christian Ethic demands personal responsibility and each individual's responsibility for the least of these. Rather than the few (government) being responsible for the many (citizens), we should have the many (empowered) protecting the few (the least of these).