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Originally posted by bsbray11
You are ultimately responsible for your own behavior. "Governing" and "government" are just big words for "control" and "rulers." They set punishments on certain actions in an effort to prevent you from doing them, whether they be malicious or harmless.
Lots of people look for the "perfect" form of government where everyone is happy and free, but in reality true freedom and government cannot coincide. To have government is to have limitations on freedoms, or else there is really no government.
The only way to be truly free and still cooperate in a large-scale civilization, is to forget all rules and interact on an individual basis of respect. Which is to say, the only rules are the ones we as individuals will respect and enforce personally when we interact with others. When you meet someone else, you take your "government" with you, and it collides with theirs.
Would you be afraid to live in a society like this?
Originally posted by tothetenthpower
There is nothing wrong with either BIG government or SMALL government when it is run collectively and PROPERLY by people of intelligence and high moral standing.
Now this is almost impossible so you have to have a very vigiliant, informed and educated populace waiting at all times to throw the crooks out and elect new non crooks.