The Failure Large Central Governments
For any organization to succeed there needs to be a close link between decision making and reality.
The further governing bodies are away from ‘on the ground’ reality, the more likely their decisions will not reflect reality.
Large hierarchical managerial structures never work. Reality gets lost as it goes up through the management chain. Consequentially, to be successful, experts suggest that it is necessary to ensure that there are generally no more than three levels of management between implementation and top management.
Governments are no different when it comes to managerial chains. Building large bureaucratic central government with many levels of control will guarantee failure.
The United States was founded on the principle of a government 'for the people by the people'. Management and every day justice in the U.S. is meant to be implemented by our local community through our locally elected Sheriff, District Attorney and Judges. Neither State or Federal Government was never meant to be large. For example, Article 1, Section 4 of the Constitution states “The Congress shall assemble at least once in every Year”. Those writing the Constitution obviously considered that Congress might not even meet during the year – that’s minimalist central government.
In a pure democracy, the people vote and decide on every issue. A republican form of government relies on elected representatives to cast the vote for citizens. However, above a critical population size, it becomes impossible for citizens to choose representatives when they do not personally know the person they are voting for. Opportunity for political corruption increases with an increase in the size of a population group.