1. The government cannot save people from many past decisions, instead the government can protect future people by preventing them from destroying their own lives. 2. I understand that you don't feel the government should step into your life, but there are some things which people can do to harm themselves possibly forever, and allowing the government to slowly help people from stumbling into lifelong mistakes is good. This doesn't mean we need an immediate government response to all issues, and especially not a full removal of such problems. Instead, we should see the government as an opportunity to help people, in a way no one else can.