The left believes that government is the answer to all of man’s ills, but they forget that government is one of man’s ills. You see:
Government is an institution, through which one group can be forced to comply with the will of another.
Government is a fabrication of man. Government does not have a brain, it does not have an agenda, it is a tool used by people to implement their will.
There is another institution through which one group can be forced to comply with the will of another:
Slaves are forced to do another’s will under threat of punishment, just as government forces you to comply with the rule of law.
There is a close cousin to slavery known as “indentured servitude” where a person offers their labor in exchange for basic necessities. How does indentured servitude differ from slavery? Indentured servitude is voluntary, slavery is not.
If you are comfortable with government dictating society, you must also accept that this form of government is tantamount to slavery. You are advocating enslavement of society through government.
So if government is a mechanism through which one group can be bent to the will of another, what is the most noble form of government? That in which the governed voluntarily submit to the government. Where the people implement their own will through government.
And what is the most evil form of government? That in which the governed are not consulted as to their agreement with the government. Where the people are forced to comply with government mandate against their will.
In that way, the most noble form of government is a kind of indentured servitude, where a government mandate is enacted only when the governed agree to be subject to it.
While not exactly a beautiful statement of freedom, since government is required by civilized society, the most noble form of government is that which allows the most freedom within the rule of law, where the government is of the people, by the people, and for the people…