Thanks for the post!
I’ve been reading through your post and giving this some thought.
I suppose most of these problems go away if we assume a “minarchist” state that has some legal constructs like an arbitrary “age of adulthood”. That seems to have been the best idea that John Locke could come up with.
But in that situation, the questions are more around what the boundaries should be out around the State to keep it minarchist, and how are those boundaries perpetuated, in order to prevent the State from growing in scope and power beyond acceptable minarchist levels.
I’ll try to respond in more detail over the weekend.
I’m not looking for references to “back up” your argument – but if you do have references to where there might be more detailed reading on these topics, I’d appreciate your sharing them.