In the liberal science of government the phenomenon of resistance becomes an occasion for reforms and the continuity of the liberal way to rule, which means ultimately combining security with freedom and coercion with normal ways of administration and governance. In this way, the liberal way to rule becomes the original form of politics. It becomes the original form because it appears to rise above and subsume the physicalities of partition, colonialism, war, borders and boundaries, conflicts, and struggles, and suggests the liberal combining of freedom, order, and security as the permanent way to conduct governance and rule. By definition then, such rule shows awareness of an original dilemma of governance, namely, how much to govern and how much to leave to society; likewise, how much to coerce and how much to produce consent of the subjects and rely on that consent in order to rule. The question of ratio is thus at the core of the problematic of liberal governance.