You often hear people assert, “We are the government; the government is us.” In a nutshell: no!
Here’s a question: if we are the government, as so many people assert, why am I suing myself? (I have been involved in an open records lawsuit with the city of Lexington for a year-and-a-half. )
In truth, when you really think it through, the notion that “we” are the government is absurd. In this episode of the GodArchy Podcast, I take this idea apart. Along the way, I reveal the fallacy in thinking a majority creates moral legitimacy, the shortcomings of democracy, the danger in conflating society and the state, and I explain why we should view government as an independent institution – not a reflection of some mythical collective will.
- Economics and Free Markets: GodArchy Podcast #8
- An Ethic for Christians and Other Aliens in a Strange Land – William Stringfellow
- The Social Contract and Discourses – Russeau
- Secession Is for Morons — American Spectator
- City of Lexington Continues Court Fight to Keep Surveillance Program Secret (Info on the above-mentioned lawsuit)