I don't need a government to give me morals. My parents did that. I don't need a government to dictate my faith. My conscience does that.
What I need is a government that keeps the roads that my loved ones travel safe. I need a government that keeps the water my loved ones drink, the air my loved ones breathe, and the food my loved ones eat, safe. I need a government that ensures that the resources of the only planet in the known universe that is capable of supporting life are protected and conserved for future generations.
I need a government that protects my loved ones from wanton predation by those who would steal the homes and property that we've worked for and invested in, and our livelihoods from us. I need a government that is blind like Lady Justice; one that ensures that the rule of law is applied with fairness and equity between all people. I need a government that ensures that its citizens have equality of opportunity, because they are smart enough to understand the concept of the chain being only as strong as its weakest link and that we all do better when we all do well.
I need a government that will ensure that the nation that I live in is not some substandard, third world, oligarchic, theocratic, dictatorial, totalitarian, plutocratic, thug ruled state in which only those with wealth or might of arms have access to basic human rights and necessities. I need a government that ensures the nation in which I and my family live is not overrun with the desperation of poverty, disease, and crime.
If, in anyone's mind those things make me wrong, evil, a liberal, a Democrat, a socialist or a communist, I'm perfectly okay with that. In my mind, and those of the most sentient, logical beings, they make me a normal human who wants the absolute best for those I care about. If you don't want these things for your loved ones, what does that say about you?