one of the primary laws for a libertarian state, if such a thing could ever exist, is: "No one shall be arrested for any non-violent act unless ey so agree". think about it: how can any state claim to have "consent of the governed" if it can cite and extort money from people who have not harmed anyone, and who don't agree with their bogus laws? now some people will likely agree, say someone who was speeding and is repentant about it. but it shouldn't be forced. Eric Garner would still be alive if his saying "it stops today!" could have been enough for the cop to stand down.

another point I might add about "consent of the governed" is that society must be armed to grant that consent, because a disarmed populace cannot effectively withhold consent.

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