If I could, I would swap our government for anarchy. I am calling it anarchy but “government free” is a more political way to describe my dream society. However, politics is what I am trying to destroy, so anarchy it will remain. This is how my society will run:
First, my revolution will remove democracy: no voting, no Prime Minister, no House of Commons, no parties, nothing. The affairs that the current state handles will be carried out by individual departments: the tax department will take in all tax money and distribute it to other departments, the infrastructure department will maintain roads etc., the police department will enforce laws (which I will explain soon), the health care department will handle (public) health care, and it goes on. These departments will run like non-profit organizations, handling their allotted duties to the best of their ability.
The laws of my society and the laws that the police will enforce are simple; don’t do anything that harms others or their property: no murder, no rape, no assault, no theft, and that’s it. People can go where they want, do what they want with their property, all drugs will be legal, there will be no speed limits, no gun control, no laws about drinking and driving…am I losing your support yet?
It is not that I think those laws are wrong. In a controlled society like ours they are useful. But what gives one person the right to control another? I believe it's wrong that the average law-abiding citizen is scared of the police (and don’t pretend your heart doesn’t jump every time you pass a cop cruiser sitting beside the road). The purpose of my society is to leave people alone, not to leave people alone sometimes.
So if everybody is going to be driving drunk and growing chickens within city limits, where are the advantages? Well, because there is no political agenda, there is no military. That means no war, and I would like to see someone make the moral argument against no war. If North America had no government then 60,000 civilians would not have died in Iraq and 10,000 would not have died in Afghanistan. If we’re driving drunk at least we’re killing out own people and not someone else’s. Citizens will also be free, or at least free to be left alone, and I think everyone deserves that. There is also tax cuts! With no military, empty prisons, no elections and no political crap, taxpayers will save billions of dollars.
It is my hope that, because the people of my society have no official say in what happens, then when they don’t like something they will (peacefully) revolt and change it, which I’ve found voting doesn’t do.
This is not a perfect system; there would be serious corruption within the departments and people would die due to lax laws. However, there is corruption now, the current system kills tens of thousands of people in wars and people don’t listen to the law anyway. I am not trying to create a perfect system, I am trying to create one that accepts the flaws in the world, makes some improvement and leaves people alone! I don’t know about you, but that’s all I really want.
If anyone is curious about details or wants to point out serious flaws in this system please comment.
*Title is a quote from V for Vendetta by Alan Moore