“Governing Ourselves is a fine introduction to the libertarian idea of self-governance. While there are more lengthy and in-depth treatises on the subject, Thomas is aiming to persuade the novice. But by making specific policy proposals, Thomas’s work is a challenge to well-versed libertarians as well, who will undoubtedly agree with some suggestions and disagree with others. It is intended to be the beginning of a conversation, not the end, and it is a conversation well worth having.”
“Governing Ourselves is a useful polemic stressing a Christian libertarian approach to government. It addresses many potential objections to downsized government. We’ve all encountered critics who claim that without the federal government, many social goods will vanish. Thomas argues that equal opportunity, ensuring the quality of food and drugs, and the threat of terrorism can be better addressed at the local level.
“Governing Ourselves is a practical introduction to the local and state sovereignty movement, providing theoretical background from mostly familiar sources, such as the Founders. Harold Thomas has given us a highly readable and useful resource for liberty activists.”