I’d Rather By Ruled By One…

by | Dec 1, 2020

… or three, or five, or even ten. Yes, I know, i dOn’T wAnT tO bE rUleD bY aNyOnE (But for us over here living in reality and not Fantasyland…). But when you are ruled by 2.1 million civil employees, who do you blame when something goes wrong? How about horribly wrong. Who would you blame for the Covid hysteria? Fauci, Trump, the Governors, county officials? Are you starting to follow? You really don’t know who’s to blame because they can always point to one of over two million people and blame it on them. 

One of the things that made the October Revolution far simpler than others was how centralized the provisional government was. The Czar was already with his family in Siberia – out of the way – and Kerensky and his council were pretty much all located in Petrograd. Get control of the telegraphs, trains stations and then arrest Kerensky’s provisional government and BOOM, you are in charge. Over 90% of the country didn’t even know what happened. It could be months before people in eastern Russia knew a coup took place. 

The United States government is deviously decentralized. There are too many snakes. Cut the head off of one and get bit by another. If the head of the ATF presides over a massive screw up they have sovereign immunity. The worst that may happen is they step down and another takes their place. The snake regenerates a new head. In most cases nothing happens.  

What if when the new president is installed, they and their VP get to pick 3 other people and they are granted full power. “You work for us now, there’s five of you, you screw up we know who to blame.” If worse came to worse even the most feeble-minded among us can point and say, “Yep, it’s their fault.” That would at least be a start. 

But in this leviathan we find ourselves no one gets the blame. The worst that can happen is an elected official is voted out but then appointed to the boards of eight different companies they helped while in office. How do I get a no-show position on a board and still get paid? Oh, that’s right, I have to become an evildoer.  

Most people who study politics understand that smaller is better when it comes to the individual’s quality of life. Anyone who has visited Monaco, Andorra or even Switzerland (pre-”pandemic”) will tell you there are less police, less fines and more freedom. They are smaller in population but also arranged so that a small group of administrators are in charge. In a parliamentary monarchy such as Luxembourg one of the MPs may be a neighbor. In the USA a state legislator may be one as well. But is that the top of the pyramid? Who exactly is? 

About Peter R. Quinones

Peter R. Quinones is managing editor of the Libertarian Institute and hosts the Free Man Beyond the Wall podcast. He released his first book, Freedom Through Memedom – The 31-day Guide to Waking Up to Liberty in November 2017. It reached #4 in the Libertarian Section on Amazon. He has spoken at Liberty Forum in Manchester, New Hampshire and is one of the Executive Producers on the documentary, “The Monopoly on Violence." Contact him at pete@libertarianinstitute.org

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