|Individual subscribers alone are not sufficient to form a government. To protect individual rights, boundaries on a map are required. True or False?|
I voted false for several reasons.
First, most governments weren't originally formed by "individual subscribers", which implies consent in forming that government. Most governments in existence were originally formed by a few people using violence to kill or intimidate anyone who got in the way of their drive for power. The British monarchy was originally formed when a band of Norman thugs in 1066 invaded England and killed the reigning king, who himself had acquired power by similar strongarming.
Second, there isn't a government anywhere in the world today where people "subscribe" to it or are even asked for their consent to being ruled, other than their reluctance to pack up and move to a different geographic locale and get forced by a different pack of thugs to submit to their rule. If you are born somewhere, by default you are subjected to the rule of whoever controls that area unless you pack up and move. No one, in any country in the world, is ever asked whether they consent to being governed by the rulers of the place they were born.
When I subscribe to a magazine or newspaper or any other voluntary association implied by the word "subscribe", I have the option of ending that subscription and moving my purchases to a different provider without having to pack up and physically move, and have the option of not subscribing to any organization at all. So it is not meaningful or accurate to use the word "subscribe" to describe being forced without your consent to pay taxes to a government for "services" you do not have the right to decline having thrust upon you, and which you are forced to pay for even if you do not value them, even if you think you are worse off for having those "services" imposed upon you.
It would be meaningful to use the word "subscribe" to a government only if citizenship was based on people asking to join that government's rolls, and had a choice of competing providers of government services, and had the right to decline to join any government at all if they so chose. This would be consenting to governance.
As for the assertion that government has to be based on physical geographic boundaries, that is an unspoken false statist assumption that virtually all of us have been brainwashed into accepting by the governments that rule us.
It is theoretically possible (however unlikely it may be of happening anytime in the near future) to have a country or a continent or even the entire world based on libertarian principles of CONSENT, where government services are offered by competing providers with no fixed geographic borders. Where, for example, an individual born in California (as I was) would as an adult be solicited by various competing governments to buy some or all of their services, and I could choose among those providers or decline them all. Where, for example, I could accept the offer of the Libertarian Government Services contractor to provide for my personal protection against theft, murder, assault or whatnot in exchange for their subscription fee this year, and then next year switch to the Republican Government Services contractor for those particular services, and decline all the offers to have government supply me with health care.
Geographic borders and monopoly government within those boundaries enforced by violence against anyone who objects to this imposition are how governments enserfs or enslaves us and take away our freedom.
It is theoretically possible to replace this violent imposition of monopoly government with a truly voluntary association of free individuals who protect each other's rights via a consensual arrangement, by voluntary subscription to optional mutually beneficial services offered by competing providers in a free marketplace. Yes, this vision is deemed impossible by Objectivist doctrine, but that doctrine is WRONG, and is an unexamined false premise caused by statist indoctrination by governments, occurring essentially from birth.