The forming of monopolies in the form of “the sovereign” is so natural, it has occurred everywhere, in every civilization.
Many have attempted to determine a way in which the government monopoly can exist peacefully with both other governments and with citizens. The US constitution was built on top of what represented the foremost thought on the matter at the time, the book “The Law of Nations”. It was the effort to make the US government as minimally offensive to the citizens as possible, while giving it enough power to last, but just enough, and relying on the states to exert however much power the citizens of the states would allow for and agree with, and relying on the states to withdraw from the US contract upon the US government breaking its part of that contract.
As a side note, excepting secret treaties or agreements unbeknownst to me, the US government has infringed upon its side of the contract a multitude of times, and any state, under a basic understanding of contracts and treatise, has a right to withdraw.
We arrive in the 21st century, and to my knowledge, there has been no significant improvement upon the ideas of the construction of the government monopolies towards the improvement of the general populace. Instead, there is only occasional clamor from upset, short-sighted reactionaries.