Is it really immoral to withhold consent of the governed?

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    What if I told the government that I don't want to participate in this law and I just sit there and not participate in it. Now, of course, I would be violating the law but would violating that law be an immoral act if I still conduct my life in a moral way as my own conscience dictates and do not harm anyone else such as an act of theft or murder. Would my non-participation in the law be immoral if I am not harming anyone else.

    Why should I be governed when my interaction with anyone else around me is not harmful in any way? What have I done to someone else?
     
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    refused to keep them healthy and alive
     
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    Are you serious?
     
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    I am serious. Why does anyone deserve to be restrained when no one else around them complained about their actions? When a person goes to work and does no harm to no one else he does not need any restraint because society is chugging along fine. No rapes, murders, theft, or anything else like that.
     
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    Didn't you listen to Jesus? You are your brother's keeper.
     
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    And how would you consider yourself restrained if you were doing nothing wrong nor were going to do anything wrong?
    I think you need to contemplate some on that.
     
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    I was talking about restraint the government provides not self-restraint that your own free-will provides. If you do nothing to harm others then why do you need government restraint?
     
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    The freedom of religion means the freedom to practice your religion as you see fit. It also means you have the choice not to practice it at all but regardless you have the choice to participate in its beliefs like 'you are your brother's keeper'. In other words, that is a choice you make for yourself and no one else can make for you.
     
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    Do you have health insurance?
     
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    Put it to music and we have a protest song from the 60's.
     

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