Occasionally the government does something of which I approve --as they are good for .... some things.
*thinking, thinking, thinking of examples*
I've always liked it that Henry David Thoreau, as intellectually crazy as he was, wrote in Resistance to Civil Government that "government's best that governs least."
*still trying to think of an example*
I love that the Library of Congress has this exhibition:
Books That Shaped America
Look at the list, readers, it's quite interesting -- not necessarily all literary, but all noteworthy.
To my former students: Look what made the list.
*sticks out tongue*
I'll get back to you on that example of "good thing[s]."