Individual Human Beings form a group and a society to protect themselves, their happiness, liberty and property and to magnify what they can accomplish as individuals. This grouping has taken the form of family and clan, tribe, religion, city, state and nation. Government is formed to direct society, judge disputes and control those who endanger society. In most forms of government of these societies, throughout history, direction of society has been by the will of the governing body, not the people. Liberty and property was protected only for the few or for the group controlled by the few. The purpose of the American society is to protect individual liberty and property and to maximize the amount of freedom for each individual while maintaining their safety and security.