In The Beginning

This is the first in a series of articles defining the steps that brought us to our current political situation.

In The Beginning in order that we may more closely examine the condition of our current political state of affairs, a brief examination of how things came to be the way they are is merited. First, history tells us that localized anarchy cannot persist for long in areas where resources encourage population density to levels much greater than what those resources will support. In other words, if the area will support a certain number of people, but provide little or no surplus, government need involve little more than informal agreements between neighbors. It is when surpluses arise that certain changes involving more formal agreements, as well as additional arrangements which value, distribute, and defend local resources must be made. Leadership, as well as processes identifying such leadership must…



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