Ok. I still don’t see the connection to the philosophical stance presented in the OP, but I’m happy to have this conversation since it’s the one you want to have.
Your question assumes that there are better and worse governments. And it is on this point that I wholeheartedly disagree. All government is oppressive and therefore equally abhorrent to me.
You’re welcome to whatever government you desire as far as I’m concerned.
Just please keep it away from me and mine.
I’ve lived in areas governed by conservatives, Democrats, socialists and Marxists.
Which flavor statists were in control of the government made little difference to my life on a day-to-day basis. They all tried to enforce ridiculous rules upon me and I successfully ignored the vast majority of their edicts.
In the six years since moving to the Shire I’ve generated over a million dollars in revenue and paid less than $15,000 in taxes and fees to all levels of government combined. I couldn’t tell you the political party of a single city politician or state or federal legislator that claims to represent me, much less anything about their actual political ideologies. Yet I enjoy more freedom then I have at any other point in my life.
(Edit to add full disclosure: that $15,000 doesn’t count the tuition I paid for my daughter to attend a public college.)
No, I don’t have to work, pay taxes or register a car. I only have to do what it takes to meet my needs and the needs of those I care for. Sometimes doing those things makes meeting my needs easier, but they’ve never been a requirement.
I neither live off the land hiding in the woods nor do I have any desire to do so. I spent most of my life in the 10th largest city in the United States (San Jose, CA) and currently live in the largest city in New Hampshire (Manchester).
Once I set my mind to it, and put in the effort, I was able to provide for both my needs/desires and (as a single parent) those of my daughter, while not putting much thought into what the government was doing or who was holding any particular political office.
My daughter is now an adult out in the world succeeding on her own and she has no complaints in regards to the opportunities I was able to provide for her. In fact, several of her friends over the years have shared that she’s expressed pride in the fact that I was able to provide for her while standing by the anarchist/voluntaryist principles I instilled into her.