BASICS: Gov't NOT Coercion?

Lee Daniel Crocker (
Thu, 23 Oct 1997 14:47:05 -0700 (PDT)

> If a landlord uses force to evict me, or even if
> the contract says if I break his rules I go to a
> cell in the basement, libertarian doctrine does
> not see this as coercion, so long as I'm free
> to leave his property.
> The federal government is the landlord of the
> property known as the United States. The rules
> of the landlord must be followed or penalty
> is effected. It is not coercion so long as
> you are free to leave the U.S. property if
> you have a problem with the contract.
> [much else elided]

Not only is the gaping flaw in this argument obvious
to anyone with two brain cells, it is clear that
you are intentionally straining to avoid the only
issue, because you, too, know what it is: If my
landlord wants to enforce my rental agreement, he
can go to the offices of Golden West property
management and retrieve a large document with my
live signature on the bottom to show that I consented
to his terms /before/ I moved in.

Since you clearly know that this is the issue, and
have gone to great lengths to evade and equivocate,
I can gather from your complete lack of intellectual
integrity in this argument that it is pointless to
attempt honest dialog with you on this issue.

Lee Daniel Crocker <> <>
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