Re: When Taxation Might be Necessary

From: Mike Lorrey (
Date: Mon Jul 30 2001 - 09:27:28 MDT

Barbara Lamar wrote:
> Mike Lorrey wrote:
> >> Namely, if your group already maintains a very high level of
> >> liberty, and you don't want to lose it, then resistence to
> >> [liberty-destroying] invaders damn near justifies any means.
> and Lee Corbin agreed.
> IMO, your libertarian society is thereby doomed to become unfree. The
> problem is that the state power used to win wars is never dropped (not
> entirely) once the wars are won.

I didn't, though, say that. I don't believe it justifies ANY means, nor
do I think that collective mobilization during conflict necessitates
that state during peacetime, or that collective mobilization is
necessary in all technological eras.

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