A government is the governing body of a nation, state, or community. It is necessary because if you do not have a government than citizens will not be able to get organized, and live their everyday life normally for example they might have to vote in the middle of work or have to volunteer to help the nation. Citizens would not be organized because without a government there is no rule of law. The rule of law is important to citizens because it keeps people safe. Rules of law protect people's rights and makes it so that even the leader has to follow the law, not just do whatever he/she wishes. Without a government it would be really hard for citizens have their opinions said and have leaders represent them. Citizens elect their own leaders using consent of the governed so that they can give permission to the government to rule them. They can either vote directly or vote for a representative. The representative makes decisions that they think would be good for the community. The government gives the power to organize and give people their responsibilities and rights. It lets the citizens have a say in what they do every day. It keeps them from living in anarchy. Government is very important for its citizens.