In the Bible, Israel had no government for 400 years. They just had judges. Some of the people eventually wanted a government, a King.
God basically says, THIS IS NOT A GOOD IDEA.
"The elders of the tribes come to Samuel and request a king. Their reason is that Samuel is too old and his sons are corrupt (vs. 4,5). This displeased both Samuel and the Lord (vs. 6-8)."
God's government basically, means, he gave everyone a set of rules to live by. Rules like don't steal.
Well, the idea was that they would be directly led by God, not a man. But the people desired a man to lead them. Eventually, God did anoint a king in Saul.
When Moses first began to lead, they ultimately had to divide the responsibilities because it was overwhelming for one person. I think he had 75,000 people assisting in the judicial and administrative dealings of the people.
I know of a world of just judges, and there's one judge called Dredd you didn't want to mess with, so yeah...
Yeah, that guy really doesn't go by any Rothbardian legal system.
"Well, the idea was that they would be directly led by God, not a man."
i don;t think God was down there all the time hanging out. I think he just gave them the commandments to live by.