RE: POL: Anarchism vs Limited Government

Billy Brown (
Wed, 7 Apr 1999 13:05:08 -0500

Ron Kean wrote:
> In practice, a limited amount of initiation of force may be a price that
> has to be paid in order to have a functioning criminal and civil justice
> system.

I agree with this, but there is an additional point that I think must be kept in mind with regards to schemes for privately produced law. Any entity that has the power to make laws, and to enforce them, has a de facto power to initiate the use of force against anyone it doesn't like. This power can be controlled in various ways, but we must start by realizing that it exists.

Billy Brown, MCSE+I