Governments are really complicated. Even the government of a tiny little town still has to worry about all of the different factors that might affect the people who live there, and try to make sure that it has the resources (money, people, etc.) to get everything done. For those of you who live in the most fortunate places on earth, try thinking of all the crazy things that probably exist around you without you even paying attention to them – roads, running water, electricity, schools, public transit, signs, firefighters, etc. etc. Governments make those things possible either directly or indirectly.