Re: Final Challenge to Socialists

Joe E. Dees (
Mon, 14 Dec 1998 13:49:11 -0600

Date sent:      	Mon, 14 Dec 1998 09:54:35 -0700
Subject:        	Re: Final Challenge to Socialists
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> "Joe E. Dees" <> opines:
> >Without a government to focus/summate/implement the people's will>in this
> (or any)
> >matter, all they could do when faced with a lawless
> >major corporation is impotently and ineffectually "bitch", just like I
> >used to do as an enlisted man in the U. S. Navy.
> This is an excellent example of sloppy thinking. There's no such thing as
> "the people's will", there's only each individual's will. People implement
> their will, both individually and collectively, all the time without
> invoking the coercive mechanism of "government". It's only when *some*
> people want to force their will on *other* people that "government" is
> "necessary".
> You don't have to do business with a company you don't like. Try exercising
> the same discretion with your local "government".
> Dick
My individually refusing to do business with a polluting company will not deter them from polluting in the process of manufacturing products to sell to those who do not share my squeamishness. Likewise, an individual decision not to participate in one's own governance simply leaves it in the hands of others (who most probably do not have your best interests as close to their hearts as you do) by default. Joe