Comment: I wouldn't discount Consent of the Governed as much

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I wouldn't discount Consent of the Governed as much

First, really good read and a lot of food for thought. Reminds me that Subsidiarity, where the most local level of Government is oneself, is the key to a peaceful and prosperous existence. Imagine the world as a Swiss Confederation (without the Central Banking :) Neutral and where county size regions retain most power and lend very little to the Confederate Gov't.

With regard to Consent, the key here is that Silence or Inaction is Consent. At least it will be interpreted as Consent.

A fellow by the name of Étienne de La Boétie wrote a book called 'Discourse on Voluntary Servitude' that points out that if the masses reject a Tyrant, the Tyrant will fall. That is not to say without blood.

After ridding your community of Tyranny, I believe a system of Subsidiarity is the best form of gov't to recognize the truths you speak of.