Progressives say that government is too small and that we need to expand it to take care of the people.
I personally believe that they're both right, but that their respective solutions are terrible.
Drawing on the non-aggression principle (NAP) and its corollary the non-violence principle (NVP), as well as the geoist axiom that natural resources cannot be owned, I propose that:
- The current government should be replaced with a minimal state.
- The executive branch should be restricted to maintaining law and order and providing the common welfare.
- The judicial branch should do its duties in securing justice.
- The legislative branch should be made up of a series of councils of up to 5,000 people, divided by district, then county, then state, then federal. Decisions should only be unanimous.
- The current welfare system should be replaced with a universal, unconditional basic income scheme.
- The government should be funded through the only just taxes: the natural-resources value tax and the 100% estate tax (as nobody can own anything when they're dead).
This should make for a very satisfactory and liberty-abiding government.
I might write more on this later, but for now I'm tired.