We must seek to establish individual tyranny over the state. The state, and particularly it’s agents who wield the authority it is granted, must live in a state of abject terror of crossing the individual. He must always assume that the eyes of the governed, who guard their individual liberties with the most intense of jealousies, are constantly upon him, judging his every move and indeed scrutinizing him with the intent of finding him in want of proper conduct. Only then will men be safe from the excesses of the state.
You might find this to be an over the top assessment of the requirement of proper governance, but why should such an assessment give us a seconds pause? Consider the activities of state agencies. Do they hesitate to run individuals through unbearable scrutiny when it suits their own ends? Do state agencies like the IRS function as an inquisitorial body; with the intent of squeezing ever cent out of the governed as it feels it is owed by law? Do those individual actors within the state apparatus not advance their careers by applying with efficiency the power invested in them? It is almost without question then that the same inquisition should be turned upon the state by the individuals who make up the whole of the body politic. It is this fact that the whole of that body must agree upon, leaving no lingering doubt in the mind of the state that it is the servant of the individual, and that the individual is indeed a cruel master.
Remember: It is only when a force is met with a force equal to or greater than itself that it is kept in check.