About what you said on freedom, once again, I do not think there is a general definition of freedom applicable to all people, all situations. I think there is a contextual dimension as well as a temporal dimension when we talk about definitions. And if that is true, two ideas can reach a resolution when the contexts and times are on the same page.
About governments, I think your ideas are influenced to some extent by Bastiat's negative connotation of the law. I think, in the ideal situation, the government is of the people, by the people, and, for the people. And therefore, the government and the people are one. The law is there to protect, and, not to restrict. In short, I think law is a positive thing, a good thing. And like anything, there is not good or bad.. only perspective.
In another thread, I had once written my brief definitions of types of governments, which one may agree with or disagree:
As non-native English speakers, the words federation, democracy and republic have specific meaning for us. Federation means that there is a hierarchical distribution of power. Democracy means that the decision-making is done by representatives from demographic groups. Republic means that the public empowers its representatives to make specific decisions.
The simplest way I comprehend big issues is to create simpler models. In this case, I compare it to a small family where there is parents and children. The temporal dimensions are analogous to the growth of the child. The government is the parents and the children are the people. Initially strict discipline is required for the child. But as the child grows and matures, the role of governance makes a transformation.. in fact this is dynamically transforming environment. Discipline is the key to a healthy family until the basic morality is set. Thereafter, growth and prosperity is encouraged with liberality. And hopefully, some day the children will strong enough to support their parents. Isn't that similar to governments and nations?
Now about Nepal. I think we are in the process of transformation. We are an adolescent nation trying to become adults and yet still hold on to vestiges of instability and flippancy. In spite of the frustrations and resentment, this is our family, our country. We hold on to hope as if our existence, our success depends on the success of our people. Of course there is a possibility that our children will remain worthless bums, but there is also the hope that our children will rise up to the occasion and build a nation, utilize its limited resources, and become a model of success.