I view our constitutional government as an attempt at non-government. Just barely enough government to survive in a world of states where those without the “protection” of a state will be taken over by other states. The trouble is that those running it didn’t understand the vision of non-government.
It is obvious that most people today don’t understand the vision of non-government. It’s not just our federal and state governments that are the problem. Even many local city governments wish to control everything within the boundaries of their unit of government.
Ultimately, if you give any group a monopoly on the power to tax, fine, and punish crime; the definition of what is taxable and the definition of crime will be ever expanding until you, the citizen, become a slave paying tribute for the right to barely scratch out a living in a land of plenty. Why do we accept such a generous offer from the state? First, because the state claims that without it we would all die in the primitive conditions of nature. Second, because the state isn’t making an offer. If you wish to live you will submit to the state’s rule.
The question in my mind is whether or not it is moral for the state or it’s agents (governors, state legislators, police, employees, contractors, etc.) to tell any of its subjects what they can and can not do with their bodies, goods, or real estate. Many accept the current state of government because they simply can not imagine a world that is any other way. I posit that there is a way of living that can result in greater happiness and prosperity than we enjoy today. As I write here I hope to convey the vision of what that means and how it can be done through reducing government control in all of our lives.