What is government, and why is it necessary? Government is essential so our country manages economy and so rule of law stays in places . Also we need government so the leader or citizens can not do whatever they want. Furthermore we need goverment to keep our country in order, so we dont have complete anarchy. Lastly we need goverment so highways can be built and schools can be funded for society . These are just some ways that show that we need goverment.