What is the purpose of government? Select a quotation from a US president, then, write an argumentative essay that explains why you agree with you agree or disagree with the president’s views. In the conclusion to your essay, present your own views on the purpose of government based on the statement you evaluated and discussed. I have not selected a quote. I hate history, but I can write. I will probably reword your work to make it my own. I simply hate the topic! No citations or bibliography is necessary. However, I would usually use indirect quotes and credit the source in my work when I am told citations aren’t necessary. MLA format.