Our Overgoverned Society
We live in an overgoverned society. The government is failing to perform the functions only it can perform. It is crucial to recognize where we want to the government to act and where we want individuals to take the lead.
- What led the government to become so involved in our everyday affairs?
- Are there any advantages to being an overgoverned society?
I’m not arguing that government does not have a role; of course it does. I’m not an anarchist but I am persuaded that the problem of our society today is too much government, not too little.
Indeed, I am persuaded that the government is failing to perform functions it can alone perform because we are trying to have it perform functions which it cannot perform…. We are an over governed society.
I believe we can get back on the right track only as the public at large comes to recognize that the direction we have been going is a false direction.
A direction not where we want to be but where we do not want to be.