The title says it all. When we surrender our wills to government, we allow an elite minority to dictate the preferences and convictions of all.
Because people have different preferences and convictions, as we can see in numerous private churches and sects, an all-encompassing decision left to government (“Should gay marriage be allowed or not?”) makes people even more divisive than if such preferences were sorted out among voluntary groups.
Manny Pacquiao’s ‘sawsaw’ in the US issue of gay marriage wouldn’t be so offensive to American homosexuals if they weren’t worried that other Americans of great political influence think the same way as Manny.
Living in peace need not involve agreeing on all things. Through market exchanges, there is much to be gained between a bible toter and a heretical hedonist, regardless of their conflicting beliefs. But such mutual benefit can only arise and continue when such beliefs are not thrust on the other by force.