What is the Purpose of Government?

What does the Catholic church teach (scripture or tradition from trusted sources) is the purpose of government? I am referring to local, state and national government not political ideology. The word Subsidiarity comes to mind.

Ensure the Common Good.

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Here is a section of the Catechism which probably answers that question and more:

It includes this passage: "Its role is to ensure as far as possible the common good of the society."

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Hmm, His Opaque Highness was under the impression that the purpose of government was to implement his decisions…

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