Re: Anarcho Capitalism

Hagbard Celine (
Tue, 24 Jun 1997 18:44:12 -0400

John K Clark wrote:

> PPA's are not euphemisms for states because PPA's do not claim powers that
> individuals do not have. There are only 3 ways to get somebody to do something
> you want, love, trade, or force. I like to encourage the first two and keep
> force to a minimum. Everybody agrees that force is justified in self defense
> but government claims far more rights than that, more than any sane individual
> or corporation would dream of. If government needs money they take it, if I
> object to them stealing my property they will use force to get their booty,
> as much force as they need to, up to and including a bullet in my brain.
> They will NOT take "no" for an answer. If government needs labor to fight a
> war or be on a jury they feel justified in enslaving me until the task is
> accomplished. They'll make me an offer I can't refuse because I know that if
> I do armed men will come to my house and drag me away. I don't think
> government should not have more rights than individuals, but then of course,
> it wouldn't be a government.

Yes, this is the simple answer to my long-winded question. I could not
get past the idea that PPA's were merely functioning as states by a
different name. I should have asked instead of trying to demonstrate.

End this thread before someone hacks my head off.