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Reply #160 - Mar 14th, 2019 at 3:35pm
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Little Big Man wrote on Mar 14th, 2019 at 3:21pm:
Where does it come from?  What is your evidence for its existence?
Read Robert Nozick's Anarchy, State, and Utopia. he explains it quite well.
  
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Reply #161 - Mar 14th, 2019 at 3:38pm
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Little Big Man wrote on Mar 14th, 2019 at 3:21pm:
What is the absolute minimum requirement for a government?  How many people and what percentage of them must agree before it can morally start taxing the beJesus out of everyone?
Governments can't morally tax the begeezus out of everyone.

I don't think there is any lower limit on the number of people who can form a government, but it would seem silly to try to do it with only a handful.
  
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Reply #162 - Mar 14th, 2019 at 4:06pm
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Little Big Man wrote Today at 3:21pm:
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Where does it come from?  What is your evidence for its existence?


Jeff wrote on Mar 14th, 2019 at 3:35pm:
Read Robert Nozick's Anarchy, State, and Utopia. he explains it quite well.


Paraphrase it just so I'll know if you are being sincere.

  

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Reply #163 - Mar 14th, 2019 at 4:08pm
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Jeff wrote on Mar 14th, 2019 at 3:38pm:
Governments can't morally tax the begeezus out of everyone.


What's the limit, then?

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I don't think there is any lower limit on the number of people who can form a government, but it would seem silly to try to do it with only a handful.


So if two of three people in a community want to tax everyone in the community, they have a right to form a government to do that, even though you would call them silly?


  

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Reply #164 - Mar 14th, 2019 at 4:52pm
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Little Big Man wrote on Mar 14th, 2019 at 4:06pm:
Little Big Man wrote Today at 3:21pm:


Paraphrase it just so I'll know if you are being sincere.

Go read what I said about it in the Book of the Month section.

Or not.

Keep asking stupid questions if you feel that works better for you. Kiss
  
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Reply #165 - Mar 14th, 2019 at 4:55pm
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Little Big Man wrote on Mar 14th, 2019 at 4:08pm:
What's the limit, then?


So if two of three people in a community want to tax everyone in the community, they have a right to form a government to do that, even though you would call them silly?


If there were only three of us, the other two would have to worry about me shooting them, and knowing that, they would probably kill me right up front and have to work it out between the two of them, who would tax the other... Cheesy

What's a better word for that than silly do you think?

Something stronger? Stupid? Inane? Insane?

What do you think best describes it?
  
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Reply #166 - Mar 14th, 2019 at 8:30pm
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Jeff wrote on Mar 14th, 2019 at 4:55pm:
If there were only three of us, the other two would have to worry about me shooting them, and knowing that, they would probably kill me right up front and have to work it out between the two of them, who would tax the other... Cheesy



So, wait.

Now, it isn't about numbers, it's about who's better armed or who strikes first?

I guess that explains why you think it was "best for them" for blacks to be kept enslaved until the free market was ready for them.  Blacks far outnumbered whites in many slave states but they had to live under the government instituted by whites because most of them never even learned how to shoot a gun, much less owned one.

So, you're finally admitting that it's just a matter of "might makes right." 

Like pulling teeth, but I got you there.


  

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Reply #167 - Mar 15th, 2019 at 7:50am
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Little Big Man wrote on Mar 14th, 2019 at 8:30pm:
So, wait.

Now, it isn't about numbers, it's about who's better armed or who strikes first?
You are the one proposing that three people can "form a government" so that two of them can rob the third. It's really a stupid idea.
  
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Reply #168 - Mar 15th, 2019 at 7:52am
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Little Big Man wrote on Mar 14th, 2019 at 8:30pm:
So, you're finally admitting that it's just a matter of "might makes right." 
Not at all, you have me confused with the lizard. Cheesy
  
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Reply #169 - Mar 15th, 2019 at 8:38am
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Little Big Man wrote on Mar 14th, 2019 at 3:21pm:
Is this "right to form a government that taxes," absolute?

Where does it come from?  What is your evidence for its existence?

What is the absolute minimum requirement for a government?  How many people and what percentage of them must agree before it can morally start taxing the beJesus out of everyone?




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