Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master." -- attributed to George Washington.
Government IS force;
it's rules, it's regulations and ordinances. It is, in it's final form, men with guns forcing you to do things the way 'they' want it done. Everything from paying your voluntary tax contribution to the Elián González affair will be settled by men with guns if all else fails.