The best attempt at “limited government” ever, the U.S. Constitution, ended up creating the most powerful authoritarian empire the world has ever known, with the biggest extortion racket and the biggest war machine in history. Military bases all over the planet, bureaucratic offices all over the country, the tentacles of laws and regulations in every aspect of everyone’s lives, all as a result of a “limited,” democratically-elected constitutional republic, shows how insane it is to ever expect a ruling class to serve the people (which is akin to expecting a slave-owner to serve his slaves). In light of what “limited government” actually creates in the real world, to pretend that “government” could ever be the “servant” of the very people it violently robs and controls is beyond utopian. It’s delusional.
As a former “Constitutionalist” statist, I can say without question that those who still cling to that bogus notion do so for one reason: because they haven’t yet dared to examine their OWN paradigms and assumptions. If they ever do, they will find that the root of the problem–the belief in “authority”–still has a firm grip on their own minds. Ironically, when they say that an absence of a ruling class would just give rise to a new one, they are RIGHT… as long as people believe in the mythology of “government,” as all minarchists do. In other words, Mr. and Mrs. Minarchist, the REASON your dire predictions have some truth to them is because YOU still believe in the god called “government.” – by Larken Rose To find out more about Larken Rose visit www.LarkenRose.com Also check out his book The Most Dangerous Superstition available on his website or at Amazon.