Quotes about the functions of a State:

"The fundamental principle is that the State is not an end in itself but the means to an
end. It is the preliminary condition under which alone a higher form of human
civilization can be developed, but it is not the source of such a development. This is to
be sought exclusively in the actual existence of a race which is endowed with the gift of
cultural creativeness."

"The paramount purpose of the State is to preserve and improve the race; for this is an
indispensable condition of all progress in human civilization."

"Democracy is exploited by the Marxists for the purpose of paralysing their opponents and
gaining for themselves a free hand to put their own methods into action."

"The authority of the State can never be an end in itself; for, if that were so, any kind of
tyranny would be inviolable and sacred. If a government uses the instruments of power in
its hands for the purpose of leading a people to ruin, then rebellion is not only the right but
also the duty of every individual citizen."

"The State is only a means to an end. Its end and its purpose is to preserve and promote
a community of human beings who are physically as well as spiritually kindred. Above
all, it must preserve the existence of the race, thereby providing the indispensable
condition for the free development of all the forces dormant in this race. A great part of
these faculties will always have to be employed in the first place to maintain the
physical existence of the race, and only a small portion will be free to work in the field
of intellectual progress. But, as a matter of fact, the one is always the necessary
counterpart of the other."

In summary, our current notion of "the State" is corrupt since most states themselves are corrupt.
The current states exist as ends to be preserved. That is why they fail and why no truly decent people
really like them. The whole idea needs to be transformed into something else.

Great quotes. A nationalist government should be given all power necessary to encourage development and progress and to protect the nation's interests, not more and not less. Libertarianism and similar trains of thought are of no use here – the main goal of libertarians is (simplified) to make as much profit and live as comfortable as possible. Thus, libertarians are not only slaves of the economy but also slaves of their greed and inferior hedonism. You can not expect great ideas to be developed in a libertarian society, only stagnation, consumerism and, inevitably, degeneration. If you do not tell the people which path to take they end up running against walls.