A government is a group or system of individuals, usually a government, that govern an organized society. The term government covers a wide variety of bodies and people such as a county, state, the United Nations, local municipality, national government, school district etc. In the United States of America, we have the executive, the Congress, the courts, the administration, the commissions, the zoning board and the many other such bodies. It also covers various industries such as the banking, insurance, transportation, communications, commerce, information technology etc. The head of a government office is called the President of the United States and the vice-presidents are usually called the cabinet secretary, the defense secretary, the interior secretary, the attorney general, the commerce secretary, the surgeon general etc.


Many argue that without government, what would be left of freedom in society. Some claim that without government, many countries would immediately fall to chaos and ruin, similar to how ancient Rome was fallen under the military rule. There are also those who believe that without government, it would be impossible for any form of progress to occur, or that individual freedom would vanish completely. There are also those who feel that without government, democracy would fail and that individual freedom would become a thing of the past.

For those who are advocates of a strong central government and believe in a strong constitutional monarchical government, they often quote Alexander Hamilton who said that, “A Republicans think that if a majority of the people agree on a measure, they may succeed; that majority being less than a majority of the people, the majority ought to have the final say”. According to Hamilton, a constitutional monarchical government had two major defects that made it unfit for complete democracy: a constitutional monarchical government must have a consultative system and it must have checks and balances. It also must have a free press. According to Hamilton, a Republicans believe that if the people have a free and fair election, the will of the majority will prevail and the elected government will rule. However, in an actual election, there are bound to be some individuals who will abuse their power through vote buying or rigging the election.

For the philosophers who believe in absolute monarchies, government is fundamentally undemocratic and they prefer absolute monarchy. Aristotle defined an absolute monarchy as a government in which there are a leader, a bureaucracy, and a bureaucracy. A constitutional monarchial government is fundamentally a government by consent of the people. Machiavelli defined an absolute monarchy as a government by which the people are ruled by fear and a military junta controls the masses through terror. No matter what your beliefs about democracy are, it is obvious that each type of government has flaws.

In the modern times, the absolute monarchies are being replaced by constitutional monarchies which are rooted in the traditions of past centuries. With regards to the modern times, a monarch is usually chosen by way of election, with a portion of the populace electing him. The principle is that the ruler should not only be loyal but wise enough to understand that he has to consult the people before making any major decisions.

The problem with all three types of government is that many people believe that the elected political unit should not be influenced by any outside force. However, even the weakest of these three systems can still work. As long as the governments are based on the rule of law. These three types of governments are not perfect, but they are much better than true democracy. It is up to you to choose which system of government will work for you.