Not at all, "adding government", is not only a verbal abuse, but also some pretty dumb description of centralization. You can have a very lean centralized structure and a very heavy local structure. Most Federalist states have a double mass of public servants as most of the time the duality of the power levels produces administrative excesses.
aaaaaasaaaand you lost context. No **** you can have a lean centralized government, but lets get back to proper context. In this discussion it is not about lean centralization. It is about expansion and centralization...EU is not getting "lean". There are very few, if any, lean centralized governments. Particularly of those with a population to speak of.
Australia MIGHT be an example, maybe...but an argument can be made that it is not so much lean as it is just more streamlined than many western counterparts
Freedom is a social concept. When you are alone you are not free by essence, you're just alone.
Anarchy is not complete freedom. It is a lack of (supreme) control, overarching rules. But that does not mean there is complete freedom. As one man's complete freedom renders the others' obsolete.
just a bunch of psycho babble. Freedom is a social construct with no real definition, one mans freedom is not another mans freedom...yadda yadda yadda. If you want to play this game then we have nothing to discuss. Freedom is moving target with no definition. You are also contradicting yourself when you play this game because you can't define freedom so you cannot say centralization brings more or less freedoms.
or you can be an adult and discuss freedom in the general form/definition of the word.
let me know
and let me help you out. Stick to freedom at the individual level, not the "group" level. Social engineering by group is another failed and restrictive policy but for another thread.