What do I think would be the perfect system of governance for the USA?
As little as possible.
In all possible areas, my default position is "Personal freedom and responsibility".
Local governments should only deal with the things that people cannot handle for themselves.
State governments should only deal with the things that local governments can't.
And the federal government should only deal with the things that state governments can't.
This is a vast issue that I will ignore for now, save for the issue of personal freedom.
The government should not forbid me anything that does not cause direct harm to another.
The government should not rescue me from the results of my own decisions.
No helmet laws. No seatbelt laws. No drug laws.
I do recognize that one class of people are too immature to make some decisions, and should be protected until they mature. So, all people must wear helmets and seatbelts until their fifteenth birthday.
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