One hundred years ago, children were working 70 hours per week in factories. Government regulations put an end to that.
Fifty years ago, the air and water in the US were filthy. Government regulations put an end to that.
Government passed laws creating the National Parks and other open space which all of us can enjoy.
The Federal Government has done many great things for the US. Unfortunately, it has grown much too large and is now a malignancy, which like any cancer exists only to self-perpetuate. It needs to be scaled back drastically.