Re: Re: The Education Function

Terry Donaghe (
Fri, 11 Dec 1998 08:50:05 -0800 (PST)

---Samael <> wrote:
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Darin Sunley <>
> To: <>
> Date: 11 December 1998 13:15
> Subject: Re: Re: The Education Function
> >The only hole in this, of course, is the lack of ability in most
> for a citizen to "opt out" of government services. My brother feels
> allowing opting out would be a bad idea. I think I agree, at least for
> certain category B services that are both very important and whose
> decreases as the amount of buy-in decreases.
> For instance, the army. It's a tad hard to protect no 7 smith
street from
> nuclear weapons without protecting no 9 as well (even iof no 7 wants
to pay
> for it and no 9 doesn't).
> I hope that people will note that not _everyone_ on there is a pure
> idealistic libertarian and that there is spectrum of people (although
> tending strongly to the neophilic,intelligent, educated,
imaginative, etc.).
> Samael

If there are no governments then who is going to bomb who? The reason we have wars in the first place is because one government has a beef with another government. If there is no central authority to attack, how does one wage war? If there's no government to surrender how does the aggresor declare victory?

Without governments there's not much call for the private development of weapons of mass destruction. Businesses have other things to do than kill thousands of people.


Terry Donaghe:
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