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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Dec 29, 2011, 10:28 PM

13. What the Somalia illustration points up is the obvious logic flaw

In this country we started off with a government that had a great deal more in common with a libertarian approach than what exists today. We had a weak central government, tariff and trade disputes between the states, laws that allowed folks to be kept as slaves in some states and not in others. In some places all races could vote, in some places not, one could go on and on.

Stepwise, the people demanded and politicians created government per their demands.

The people actually like the services of government. Most just don't care for the obligations of having one (complying with laws and paying taxes). I take complaints for a government agency and I find conservatives just as if not more demanding of service. Libertarians are no exception. If they think their neighbor is doing something that is (or should be) against the "rules", they will want something done about it.

Government did not arrive fully formed during an alien invasion. The people invented it, and if it were removed tomorrow, the people would immediately begin to re-invent it.

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