Well, government certainly can be moral or legitimate beyond oneself as far as I see it. It is my choice to give others governing power over me. Do you disagree?
Perhaps if I give someone power over me you would consider this to be a power exercised "within" myself rather than "beyond" myself, but I disagree: I think that if I have given someone else power (in a voluntary contract, for instance) then I have allowed that someone else some governing power over me (beyond me) according to the conditions agreed upon. Eh?
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