I don't really care about a "right" to govern.
How is what you dont care about even relevent to being lawful or not ?
People organise together to prevent harm to themselves. You can't stop it - its how we behave. The organisation most people use is called the state.
Is it right for the state to stop you doing something harmful? Who cares? You have to be stopped and that's the most important thing.
that is why our founding fathers created a Constitutional Republic instead of a mob-rules socialist/communist democracy. They knew the dangers. They were experienced and well-educated ... some were even attorneys, politicians and diplomats.
While for some its the state, the organisation you refer to many call their community (friends and neighbors and family).
If you are doing something, for example driving a car without insurance, that is considered harmful, the state will stop you.
as for consent, that's a joke. Who consents to being taxed or to paying speeding fines?
you do ... voluntarily by contract ... every time you apply or register or get licensed, take tax subsidies, pay taxes, use public funds in any voluntary way, or do not rebut their presumptions if not under contract.
look, no one is debating your right to be governed if you want that. Hell most today could not survive without it, but that doesnt mean there are not responsible people who want to be sovereign and free and totally liable and responsible for themselves, without living beneath the yoke of enslavement, tyranny, and oppression of government...
so while you may not care about the governments lawful right to govern, many do.
and let me tell you your fellow citizens are not who you truly need protection from.