The term "good" government is fallacious; there is no such animal. Government in any form is just the process of a few elites acquiring and exercising the power to control the "public"...the "others." And minkind's unalienable and undeniable instinct to control others prevents any government from being "limited."
"If" government could be limited to providing for the common defense of our borders, to building and maintaining roads, power and water along with a Supreme Court to provide ultimate redress from local injustices, we could see some benefit. But such is never the case. It is like being a little bit pregnant...and each step of acquiring more power is presented as just a small, inconsequential step in such a reasonable manner that we sheep simply "baa" in acquiescence and later wonder where our freedom went.
And no ideology changes that. On the one hand, providing we can keep them from bringing the country down with them, the Progressive-Liberal-Socialist-Democrat-elites will fail when they run out of other people's money. On the other hand, the Conservative-Republican-elites cannot, once in power, resist the temptation to claim more power and create larger government even as the claim otherwise.
All forms of government and all ideologies end up denying individual freedoms and being punitive to all who would preserve liberty for all. Perhaps peaceful anarchists have it right. Perhaps Chaos Theory should be a political ideology as well as a scientific one.