So what pray tell is a civil society?
Because when this country was founded it was not so civil, it was not a peaceful place, it was not a just place, it was not a moral place. It was a patriarchal slaver society, not a society that embraced individual freedom.
The civil societies foundation is built on the family unit,
This family unit is irrelevant to a functional society, at least in the way that you are presenting it.
The collapse of the the family unit, values, moral compass, and faith directly result in, not in any order, lower productivity, higher dependency, a decrease in educated citizenry,
What the hell are you talking about?
We have the highest productivity rates of all time, and the worlds citizens are more educated then at any other point in history.
Sure corruption exists, because greed exists. This has not changed over the years because it is part of human nature.
The "state" has never truly been the problem, it is the hunger for power which has been the problem, and even if the state did not exist there would be those who would seek to oppress and subjugate people. I would argue that then it would be worse, because then there would be no repercussions, no accountability, and no oversight.
Your "civil society" never existed, it only existed in the minds of the Puritans when they were burning witches and condemning homosexuals.
We live in the most peaceful and civil time in history.
edit on 21-3-2013 by Openeye because: (no reason given)