The Role of Government
Section 2: Power of Representation, Authority of Law
This is not a situation as was the American Revolution; where an entity
which became itself and was breaking away from a newly occurring outside
ruling agency. This is not a call for revolt as was the French Revolution; as it
would be foolish and useless to exchange our method of government with any
other. Any violent uprising in a nation so established as the United States of
America is a tragedy of life avoidable simply by doing nothing. Armed revolution
is for those nations with no such constitution and fortitude as the standing
method of governance upheld within the United States of America. We, simply,
need to correct the direction of influence within the government. Government is
for the individual to exercise over their self, Representation is the course of
action used to communicate wants, needs, and desires to a great populace.
This is an occurrence in which one made up of many must reflect upon itself
and perform the most painful surgery. We must cut away from our body the
harmful cancer that has become the ruling government, instead of the
representative government it is meant to be. We must replace the cancer with
healthy tissue. We must appoint those who are willing to represent others, not
those who are wanting to. The position of representative must be weak in the
individual holding the office and strong in the people which they represent. The
stresses of the position so powerful, yet so weak, should outweigh the
pleasures and benefits. A renewal of substance again made up of the people,
people with no lasting allegiance to any but those who identify them. No
bureaucracy, agency, or company shall guide intent of the government; but, the
will and desire of the people will speak with the tongues of those assigned to
represent them will guide the intent of government.
Section 2A: Limiting Law
The government must not work control the individual persons who make up
the Nation, which the respective government represents. Every individual must
realize and exercise their authority over their own self. A single individual has
no natural, or actual, power or authority over any other individual or group. A
single individual has all power and authority over their own self. No other
person or group of people can dictate to one person what that one person must
or must not do. Only by the explicate and specific identification of one person
to another, can any person direct the individual bestowing the authority.
Only by the rule of law can a government impose upon an individual. Only
through the threat, and subsequent execution of the threats consequence, can a
governing body cause an individual to perform in a particular fashion. Laws that
are meant to protect the individual are necessary and clear. Laws that are
made for the common good, however, are relative and therefore biased against
any particular individual or group.
The first priority of any law must be to harm no individual. If one aspect of a
law harms an individual in any way, it is a failed law. Regardless of the amount
of individuals aided by the law, the law cannot hurt any amount of individuals.
Whether the law takes a toll an individual’s livelihood, their earning, their
property, their intellectual pursuit, their physical being, or any other effects of
the individual; the law is a failure. No law shall exist that promotes the welfare
of any individual over any other individual or at the expense of any other
If a law for the common good must be enacted then the law is attempting to
force action upon individuals. For instance; if a group of people desire to
behave a certain way, then there is no reason for a law to force these people to
act the way they want to. Some people consider the law to become necessary
when an individual from this group no longer wishes to participate in the
activity. People create laws to force an unnatural behavior upon a person.
The Mandrake family is plagued with illness. They are too ill to work and
have no money to purchase medicine or medical care to get better, so that they
can work. This vicious circle will inevitably lead to the demise of the family.
The Mandrakes appeal to the people in their community. Three other families,
the Dawn’s, the McKenzie’s, and the Harl’s decide to come together and
purchase medicine and provide support to the Mandrake’s. There is no law to
force the hand of these three families, they are simply able and willing to help.
After some time the Harl’s decide to no longer support the Mandrakes. This
causes the Dawn and McKenzie families to follow suit and no longer support the
Mandrake’s. The Mandrake’s illness gets worse and eventually the family dies
The city community sees this and decides that it is a horrible thing.
Therefore, the community comes together and passes Mandrakes Law, which
A.) Mandates that no citizen may provide support to any other citizen matching
the condition of the Mandrake family.
B.) Mandates that all citizens in the community provide for any citizen in the
condition that claimed the Mandrake family, so long as no citizen under the
condition of the Mandrake family supports another citizen in the condition of the
C.) Mandates that any citizen who volunteers to support another citizen in need,
and willing to accept the aid, must continue to do so until the citizen supported
is deemed to no longer need the support.
D.) Any citizen may or may not at any time support any other citizen that falls
upon the same condition as the Mandrake family.
In any case available the law chosen will harm individuals.
Law A may initially seem to harm the family in need. However, it is not the
law that harms this family. “Mandrake Syndrome” is what harms the family, not
the lack of aid. People must be sure to lay blame and responsibility where it
belongs, not where it is convenient and suitable; the misfortune of life is not for
the government to impede upon. The harm done in Law A is the limiting
freedom of individual action. Law A dictates that no person will aid another
person, who has “Mandrake Syndrome”, under the penalty of law. No matter
how much a person desires to help the “Mandrake Syndrome” sufferer, they
cannot. This law harms the person wanting to help by forcibly limiting their
freedom and their right of self-governance; which, at least, would not harm the
subject of the support. Law A also indirectly dictates the choices of a person
who may receive the offer of support. Law A does not allow an individual to
offer aid, thereby not allowing the individual needing aid to accept or reject it.
Law A limits the individuals’ freedom of deciding for oneself what course of
action they will take in their life.
Law B is the most harmful law of the group, though it is very similar to Law A
in that it eliminates the freedom of individual choice. It dictates to all
individualizes that they must support those with “Mandrake Syndrome”, so long
as they themselves do not have “Mandrake Syndrome”. Law B disregards
individual creed, morals, ethos, bias, ethics, or persuasion. So long as a person
does not have “Mandrake Syndrome” they must offer some form of support. Not
only does this law tear away the ability to decide for ones own action, but it
forces an action upon a person. This law enslaves each individual into servitude
to those who have “Mandrake Syndrome”. Resistance of this slavery is the
penalty of law. Law B also forces those with “Mandrake Syndrome” to accept
the support of those without “Mandrake Syndrome”. These people with
“Mandrake Syndrome” become the masters of the enslaved through this law.
Whether witting or unwitting, willing or unwilling, this law creates slaves and
Law C though initially seems non-damaging. It does not force the initial
action of any individual. However; Law C is like a park slide, each individual
may choose to go up to the top of the slide ladder, they may even be able to
climb down the ladder without getting on the slide, but once the individual
starts going down the slide they must go until the slide ends. Even though they
have no input concerning the length of the slide, the individual must now
continue until they reach the bottom. Once an individual chooses to support
another, they must do so until they are released from this support by the body
governing whether or not the supported individual still needs to be supported.
Once the person makes the initial decision, they no longer have the authority to
decide to continue the action or not.
Law D is useless. Individuals will make this law simply for show, as it is an
optional law. Optional law is a waste of all resources that go into its
production. It is essentially telling people that they can do as they please,
which was already the natural right of the people. No law establishes natural
right; laws limit rights.
The solution is to not create any law to support those with “Mandrake
Syndrome”. Let those in need appeal to those able to help. Let those willing
and able to help seek out those in need.
Make no law that harms any individual. Make no law limiting the freedom of
the individual. Make no law binding an individual without their explicit specific
Section 2B: Representation
Elect representatives not because of their own initiatives. Electing
representatives based on their own wants, needs, and desires only allows “the
lesser of two evils” to be appointed as a representative, by selecting someone
who you agree with most. Instead, elect a representative who will represent
you. A person must not be put in a representative’s seat unless they are willing
and able to express the wants, needs, and desires of those who appoint them.
The goal of any representative is not of their own making. If you appoint
somebody to represent you in an auction with explicate specific instructions to
buy a piano without spending more than $2000, but by using as little of the
allowance as possible, you expect that person to bid as low as possible until
they win the piano for you or the bid goes over $2000. This seems very simple.
If your appointed representative does not win the piano and the piano sold for
$600, you may inevitably fire that representative. Elected officials are the
same; other than the fact that elected officials are appointed by many instead
of by one.
An elected official is not to simply go along with the majority of
constituents. It is not enough to say that 51 out of 100 people want, need or
desire sprockets, while ignoring the fact that 49 people want cogs. The elected
official must represent all 100 people; it is the duty and responsibility of the
elected official to pursue the wants, needs, and desires of all the constituents
they represent. That elected representative must pursue 51 sprockets and 49
This does not cause a conflict within the representative. The representative
can say, and completely believe, that there needs to be a tree and a street light
in the same spot. This is because it is not the representative’s independent
wants, needs, desires, beliefs, thoughts, or ideals that they are expressing. It
is because the representative is expressing the wants, needs, desires, beliefs,
thoughts, or ideals of the many individuals, which they represent. From many
individuals comes many perspectives, it is the representatives job to put forth
Section 2C: Career Politician
The career politician is an individual who disguises themselves behind the
voice of those they are appointed to represent. The stresses and
responsibilities of an office of representation should not be so comfortable as to
promote the desire of remaining in a representative position for life long
careers. However, under the special circumstances of constituents and
representative harmony there is no reason not to retain an appointed
representative for however long the individuals represented and the individual
representing can sustain the harmonious interconnection.
The great dangers that lay within a careerist representative is the
development of callousness towards the wants, needs, and desires of
constituents; as well as, apathy towards the wants, needs, and desires and
neglecting the duties of the post of representative.
Upon the decision of maintaining a career as a representative, the
representative is no longer concerned with presenting the wants, needs, and
desires of their constituents. Upon the decision of maintaining a career as a
representative, the representative is concerned with acquiring enough votes to
remain in office. The career representative no longer represents the
individuals. Thus, the career representative becomes a career politician. The
politician now represents the majority. This politician now focuses on obtaining
and maintaining the power of representing many by only representing few. In
effort to maintain ones position as the representative of a constituency, the
politician will inevitably become deaf, dumb and blind to the wants needs and
desires of the constituents they represent. As the politician’s desire to remain
in office increase, so does the desire to maintain enough agreeing constituents
to keep them, the politician, in office. In this situation, the calls and cries of
any minority group of voting constituents go unheard. Only the goal of
appeasing the largest group is a matter of concern to the career politician.
Although people generally consider it a success to be continuously re-elected
into a position of representation, it is only a success if the wants, needs, and
desires of all constituents are presented when necessary. Getting 51 sprockets
for 51 out of 100 people is a failure of 49. The success of the majority is moot.
Only the success of the individual matters. Success of the majority is a
byproduct of the success of the individual.
So long as the career politician remains in office and acquires the appropriate
amount of majority votes, there is no interest or concern for the wants, needs,
or desires of the non-majority. Pay close attention to the loud cries of the
majority, whether the politician stirs them or the population stirs them, they
will be the wants, needs, and desires, that the politician peruses. No other
perspective will matter. If the politician presents the minority perspective this
may upset that majority which places the politician in office. Upon upsetting
this majority, the career politician upsets the chances of being re-elected. Once
the politician is out of office, they lose the power they have been cultivating
and have wasted away their own individual success and have lost their own
individual wants, needs, and desires; they are then an individual failure unto
These are the pursuits of a politician, to gain the natural power and authority
of many people and to utilize it to pursue their own wants, needs, and desires.
Thusly infringing on the natural authority of the individual constituents they are
charged with representing. The politician will neglect responsibility of
representing every constituent in exchange for representing only the majority,
the remaining difference of effort; the effort to represent the 49 individuals
wanting, needing, or desiring cogs, is then utilized for the wants, needs, or
desires of the representative. For every individual there is only an individual
voice, for the politician there are 100 voices.
If, however, the individuals of a community continually re-appoint the same
individual as their representative due to the proper behavior and effort put out
by the representative, there is no problem. To say that a group of people cannot
appoint any individual to represent them limits their natural delegation
authority. Simply because a person has been a representative of people for so
many years, or that they are from the wrong geographic area, or any other such
nonsense is a ridiculous limit on the will of individuals in a community.
(Now, if the individuals of that community themselves say, “We will not elect
any individual to represent us who is not of us.” This is perfectly fine and
reasonable for them to do, as individuals can limit their own behavior. If a
group of people in a community wants to appoint a representative from outside
of their community, they have all the right to do so. If 83 people, in a
community of 100, decide to appoint a local resident to represent them this is
their right. If the remaining 17 people want to elect a foreigner to represent
them, they can lobby to create their own community, or join one already
created, separate from the community of 83 and therein elect whosoever they
desire to represent them.*)
Section 2D: Service to Oneself
It is not the people who exist for the government, but the government that
exists for the people. The government is not to lead the people but to
represent groups of people to other groups of people at whatever level of
government is applicable. The government is not to present a course of action
to the people. The government is not to provide a set of options to the
people. It is the people, each individual, that present courses of action to the
government. The government is simply the mediator between groups of
people. The government is not a decision maker.
Individual people must support themselves at all times. Only when a person
fails, and the support one provides themselves proves insufficient, and the
individual has exercised all means of democratic solution, may they appeal to
the representative government to seek out their desired solution to their want,
need, or desire.
It is only by the resolve of the individual that they may live, be free, and
pursue happiness. No individual; no matter the affect on their own life, liberty
or happiness may pursue these three at any expense of any other individual.
Only by the solitary means of one, can one be a true, free, and happy success.
No individual is part of any group; though groups are made up of individuals.
No individual can successfully serve another without themselves first being
served. I cannot ladle soup if I have no ladle or if I have no soup.
All the activity of existence begins at the individual. Whether created by the
hand of God or by the chance of the universe, the individual is the foundation at
which all action takes place. Two individuals did copulate to create you,
though there were two they were both individual. You have become one, you
are individual. Whether you view your action and your existence as one who
does or one who is done to, it must begin with you; or nothing will occur.
Section 2E: Service Provided by the Government
It is not by the work of the government that the government serves people.
The government simply cannot serve the people. The government is not a
single entity, it is neither has conscience nor is sentient. The government is a
collection of individuals. The government is made up, simply, by
representatives of individuals, those who support the representatives, and
those who carry out the law as decided upon by the individuals. The
government cannot, upon its own will, do any thing. The government has no
will with which to act. The government is only as strong as the apathy of the
constituents each appointed representative represents. The authority and the
power of the government only comes from individuals not caring about what
happens to them. When the government acts under the guise of serving the
people, it is merely forcing another group of people to serve the target group
without the consent of the serving group. In this case, the government uses rule
of law to, for a time, enslave one group of people to another group of people;
when the serving group would otherwise have nothing to do with the group
When the government claims to provide a service, it simply redirects the
resources and effort, by way of law, of individual people to work towards the
wants, needs, and desires of another group of people. Each individual is
actively affected; however, the government is a passive benefactor through the
filter of politics and politicians. Government services are not representative of
the individuals affected by the service. Whether or not the individuals charged
with tending to the wants, needs, and desires of others want to tend to these
other people, they must by rule of law. It is not the government providing a
service, it is an individual enslaved by fear of penalty who performs the service.
Section 2F: Permission to Exist
It is not by the permission of the Government that the people have liberty
and freedom. It is not by will of the government that the people shall or shall
not have, or that the people shall or shall not do; as the government does not
have a will. It is by the pleasure of the people that the government has any
right to exist at all. It is by the will of the people, each individual, that the
government has any power or authority to have or not to have, or to do or not
to do. Without the collective consideration and agreement of all individuals
represented by a government, the government has no permission to exist. The
government cannot “will” anything. The Nation can will the government to exist
or not to exist.
*It is this individuals position that it is absurd to bring a representative in from outside the community.
Though neutrality in representation seems like a positive, it is not. The representative must have
excitement and fervor for the wants, needs, and desires they seek for their constituents. A person of the
community, which they represent, is also held intimately accountable for the action they take as a
representative of the individuals in the community. An outsider can simply return to their origin and not
be held to standard of action regardless of the damage they may have caused. Outside representation
also always creates an enormous conflict of interest between the individuals being represented and the
individuals of the representative’s place of origin.