From where do governments derive their authority of those they govern? Why are some poeple in authority over everyone else?
As humorously depicted in Monty Python's "Holy Grail" movie where King Arthur's trapsing along and encounters some peasants, one asks him who he is and he answers, "I am Arthur...Your King!" and the peasant responds, "Well I didn't vote for you!" - Arthur replies, "You don't vote for Kings."
Well, I didn't vote for the law makers who made most of the laws I'm now bound to obey or suffer the consequences. Nor did I vote for the laws themselves. So who gave the people who made those laws the authority intially? Some other person who gave themself the authority? And we have the gall to say we're a democracy?
Isn't every government then regardless of type and function just a totalitarian dictatorship? If you have to follow the will of some small group of people perhaps thousands of miles away how is that not a dictatorship? Because they tell you it isn't?