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1) government

I am making the case for volitional governance, whose function is to distill conscience (ex. civil courts) while its public commission (roads etc) is endowed by choice

2) "ethical conduct"

I am further arguing that such governance is meant to recognize the rights of the individual when founded upon a just ethic comprised of 6 principles including property, agency (ex. currency), corporality (one's body), sovereignty (free travel), philosophy (free speech), and spirituality (free religion); whether someone lives up to their associated virtues is another matter

3) the Constitution

I similarly maintain that the Constitution and its associated Bill of Rights is incomplete without explicitly enacting the ethic above

4) the idea of a "common purse"

I see no ethical issue with the public domain (ex. libraries or civil police, thus disagreeing with Henry) so long as there are elective prerogatives; otherwise I believe individuals have the right to withdraw from fraud and abuse. Are you likewise advocating exclusively private ownership in worldly affairs?

5) ...the Constitution... was written as though "good men" (ethical men) would always be in positions of control, when he knew well that there would be "bad men" (unethical) who would acquire those positions

IMO humanity has light/dark within each individual; to therefore judge mankind singularly based on one disposition or another is a form of presumptive bias

6) There is EITHER hierarchy OR free choice

Partially false correlative: hierarchy is simply a type of organizational model (ex. a football team has an owner/coach/players) while choice is a derivative of philosophical consciousness; otherwise when voluntarily entering a particular system, there usually are certain limitations involved (ex. as a running-back it's understood that you wouldn't usually play-call)

7) school-boss > government

I do not equate educational and commercial institutions as having the same purpose as legislative bodies

8) pyramid

Like organizational structures, I maintain that a particular geometric figure is not inherently bad

9) No one in this hierarchy has free choice except when the one above the ones below ALLOWS such

Disagreement: individuals are free to behave ethically or unethically. Disciplinary rules are subsequently derived to guide professional or proper conduct and administer rightful reparation (ex. if you steal, there is a just consequence)

10) In Utopia, your arguments make sense

IMO politics is characterized by public ideals and without conscientious volition, there is an absence of dignity