One cannot really run a society on pure libertarian principles. It just won’t work.
Eventually, the “shoulds” and “oughts” of human life will get in the way.
The moment you have LAWS, you are implicitly admitting that certain moral principles must be adhered to by society whether individuals like it or not.
And these LAWS will depend on what Moral Values ( i.e. First Principles ) society adheres to. It can be informed by Christianity, Islam, Buddhism or Atheism, but you cannot escape or avoid adhering to something.
I like your theory, but I think you’re a bit off (not in a bad way :D); I’d say we survived well enough on a more (L) principle until the 1900’s.
You were on your own, or relied upon family/friends/etc. The Laws most readily coincided with the belief they should only exist if they infringe upon Rights, Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness; I do not see that as mutually exclusive.
IMHO, it was the breaking of that link that allowed the explosive growth of the ‘it takes a village’ thinking law we have today. The bastardization of ‘thy brothers keeper’ = robbing Peter to pay Paul.
My contention is that the books should be rolled back, and if the law was needed, it should be re-instated every 10? years with no exclusions/exemptions
Back on topic, like other racist beginnings, marriage should never had been allowed gov’t ‘oversight’