.. added, Tl, since your version of the way it should be relies solely on total agreement, I take it we all go to the ice cream store and accept the only flavor available; vanilla. Utopia, yes! Real world, no!
Even in a free society. I would not let a kid play with a loaded gun. But that's just me.
I will read it a little later. I think you're advocating Anarchy because you grew up under a very oppressive form of Godvernment the Founders never intended. They did intend government though. George Washington warned that government was like a "beast" or a "fire." It is a useful and necessary tool, but if you overfeed it, it will quickly get out of control and DEMAND even more until it consumes all. We're at that point now. We also need a military, but NOT as it is today.
I will never cease to claim you are dead wrong on this issue.A government is a very specific relationship.The word doesn't just mean whatever we want it to.If there is no coercive authority, then there is no government. Pure and simple.
Just curious if you have a single issue that would prevent you from voting for the GOP candidate? For me, it would be if I don't believe he'd appoint Justices to the Supreme Court that would overturn Roe v Wade. Next on my list is GOP supporters of amnesty for the new special class--the illegal Mexican voter. My two favorites are Rubio and Rand Paul, but both support amnesty for these "special" Mexicans. I may not vote if this is the best we can do.
That is an amazing quote.I would count those of us who vote as literally "doing nothing."
So in your commune, for lack of a better term, who will determine punishment for infractions, one or all people, and if so, how will you enforce such rule, and what if the person flat out refuses to follow your rules, will you simply turn the other cheek and ignore him and hope he goes away?If I remember correctly, sounds to me like you are proposing a true Democracy, which is just another form of Govt.
This is an interesting POV. To do nothing, is equivalent to fighting, yet fighting is a futile attempt at nothing?Do they really have money trees with hamburger bearing vines and cherry soda rain pouring down in your world?
Commune?I know that is not meant to come across in a positive way!!Who determines punishment? No one person.What happens is people agree to certain terms of a contract, with certain penalties for breaking it. If the penalties are too onerous, they do not sign.If they do not sign, then the exchange does not happen or the association ends.So the law, fines and punishment is something determined contractually, by both parties. For example, between the insurer and the insured.Enforcement is also voluntary. You either abide by the punishment determined the private arbitration process, or you are ostracized in future dealings.The person becomes a man unto them self- cut off from the benefits of society.So we quickly see that law is formed and order is had, without a central body to create or enforce law.Do you remember this from your readings of customary law?
First it was not a slight, considering no place exists on Earth, you would need a communal type setting on a small scale.But you assume an ideal world in your scenario.What if someone murders someone, will you simply ostracize, shun them in future dealings, what if there were no witness to the crime, you all were certain it were murder.What of rape? You aren't willing to write laws, merely a contract with absolutely no teeth.So many what ifs, as in the case a group decides they don't like the rules and change them, the majority says, nay, yet the group, one which happens to control imports say, Yes we will, we have the power of monopoly.Without repercussion, you have nothing, it's not like you can take your ball and go home, they control all import and export, you will have to deal with them, like it or not.You simply don't take into account human nature and greed, not everyone is interested in the same goals as you, some come with the sole intention of taking over, but again, without laws and the will to back them, you have nothing, nothing but ignorant trusting sheep.
Sounds like you are judging the merits of a concept you are pretty unsure about.You know what they say about "assumptions."