By Russell D. Longcore
Slashing Government in FRONA is one of the very reasons for its existence. As I’ve said before, you must think differently about how The Free Republic of North America will operate. Pretty much everything you know about governance in a constitutional republic has been thrown out in the FRONA Charter.
Let’s consider some of the government we would NOT need in FRONA.
FRONA is a nation, not a confederation of nations or states. It is comparable to France, or Germany, or China, or Brazil or any number of nations you might name. Some have suggested to me that FRONA might be like Switzerland, but that won’t work. Switzerland is a confederation of Cantons, which are like small nations. The Free Republic of North America is a single sovereign nation.
Consequently, there is certainly ONE governmental entity here in America that will be unnecessary in FRONA.
That entity is the County. Most nations of the world do not have counties. America has counties because the English had counties. But in FRONA, county government is a redundancy and will be eliminated. Think about all those county employees, from the County CEO to the Judge to the Sheriff to all the bureaucrats to the Dog Catcher. They will all be out of a job in FRONA.
Remember that in FRONA, there is only one form of taxation, the 10% national sales tax. That tax funds every governmental function, from top to bottom…from Treasury to your local Dog Catcher. (Now wait a minute. In FRONA, is a government-paid Dog Catcher even necessary? The Free Market can provide this service better and cheaper than government can.) OK…no Dog Catcher. But you get my meaning here.
Another good example of government redundancy and waste is Law Enforcement. The FRONA government does not need to have a monopoly of armed force that has officers all the way down to the rural level. It is axiomatic that police agencies in America today do not “protect and serve,” but are the revenue agents for the various levels of government. Law Enforcement Officers (LEOs) today prey upon the citizenry, issuing citations as often as possible for traffic infractions, DUI infractions, etc. And LEOs certainly do not protect citizens, unless a LEO is actually on the scene when a crime is being committed. Even then, the LEO is under no obligation to protect a citizen. In Warren v. District of Columbia  (444 A.2d. 1, D.C. Ct. of Ap. 1981), the federal court stated that a LEO has no duty to protect a citizen. In most cases of crime today, police officers show up to document what has already happened, not to prevent or stop crime. Think about all the recent mass murders in America, like Colorado and Connecticut. Once the police arrived, they mostly just milled around outside the venue. Then they mostly just documented the evidence left by the perpetrators.
Consider for a moment a woman who gets a Restraining Order from a court regarding an abusive husband or ex-boyfriend stalker. There is no effective method of enforcement of this order. LEOs are not bodyguards, and so she is on her own. How many stories have we read about women murdered by an Ex with a Restraining Order in place? So here is another problem with Law Enforcement that needs a free market solution.
So, if FRONA only needs a national police force, something akin to the Texas Rangers, then all other policing can be done by the free market. That means most Law Enforcement Agencies, from County to City to Village, will be unnecessary and will be eliminated. Let me give you an example of how it could be effectively accomplished.
In FRONA, there would be a market demand for security patrols. Seemingly overnight, private security companies would spring up that offered service to individuals and businesses for a fee. Since you aren’t getting taxed to death by FRONA, you will be able to choose the level of fire and security protection that YOU are willing to pay for. Or, you can “go commando” and pay for none…your choice. But if you choose the “none of the above” option, there will be no one at the other end of the phone when you call for help. But if you’re OK with that, fine. No one FORCES you to pay for something at the point of a gun.
Speaking of guns…some have expressed horror at the mere suggestion of the elimination of most police agencies. But as John Lott proved in his epic book, “More Guns, Less Crime,” violent crime rates plummet when more individuals possess and CARRY firearms. And in FRONA, anybody can carry any type of weapon openly anywhere at any time. So, what do you think a bad guy would do if he entered a bank with the intent to rob it, and saw two or three customers in line with firearms on their persons in plain sight? No bank robbery is what would happen! Do you think that there would EVER be a hijacking on any commercial aircraft leaving from a FRONA airport when many of the passengers were “packing”?
Yet another unnecessary government entity is your local Fire Department. Private fire companies can provide comparable or superior fire protection services. So, In FRONA, no more government-employed fire fighters. But all those fire fighters would likely immediately get jobs with the private providers.
Another method to fill this need is this: Insurance companies have a vested interest in crimes against property. The insurance industry could underwrite (pun intended) the cost of fire protection and local security patrols. They would have approved vendors, just like they have approved body shops to repair vehicles damaged in accidents. The cost of the fire and security would be included in the premium for any property insurance policy.
The Free Market can provide most services that the population of FRONA needs.
I contend that the government of FRONA will be so small that the national sales tax may generate a surplus, which would result in shareholders in FRONA getting a dividend check at the end of the year. Eventually, the sales tax might be lowered to the percentage that balances FRONA’s revenue requirements without significant surpluses and dividends.
Doesn’t FRONA sound cool? Don’t YOU want to live there? Can you handle this much freedom?
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