I wish I could've gotten this in a later round, I've spent all year in school on this.
A government that governs least? Sounds like a direct quote from Henry David Thoreau's Civil Disobedience.
As one of the front runners in the Transcendentalist movement, Thoreau believed in free thinking. Challenge old ideas, and traditions. The old way is not always the best way. And this was something the government did not like back in the days that this revolutionary new way of thinking was developed. New thinking provokes anarchy. New thinking provokes civil disobedience.
The government strictly tries to keep everything in balance. Every law ever created is to keep things organized, and to keep the peace. The problems this brings is it restricts an individual's right to freedom.
Going back to the Transcendentalist movement, Thoreau once protested the Mexican War and slavery by not paying his taxes. He didn't believe in what his hard earned money was being spent towards. It landed him a few days in jail, but it shows how someone saw a flaw (lol rhymez) in the government, and stood up for it. The problem is, not many people have the right mind to do this.
A government that governs least? Sounds good to me, and good for all people. Especially the youth. All schools today (which are run by the government) do everything by the books, and make sure the kids do exactly as directed and tell them exactly how they should be. I think it is best as stated by John Keating, a fictional but significant character from Dead Poet Society
, "The purpose of education is for the individual to learn to think for himself." How can anyone do this if the guidelines set by government are so intense that if you stray from them you are looked down upon?
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