England at the time of Magna Carte with Trial by Jury based upon sortition
Holland at the time of the American Revolution
The Confederation of Sovereign Republics under The Articles of Confederation (based upon The Declaration of Independence)
Many individual people who govern themselves well enough to avoid resort to crime.
Many cooperative, voluntary, associations of numbers of individuals who manage to govern themselves without resort to crime.
The so called Internet
What does a runaway from religious and economic oppression from England have in common with a runaway slave from the south?
No more connection to their former masters.
When government is based upon consent there are no masters or slaves, and that was the message offered in The Declaration of Independence for those who may not understand such concepts.
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