Also, reminded me heavily of the Nevada situation right now. Lots of spoilers I want to relate, but won't. Maybe much later.
~ Murray Rothbard
Bravo Mr. Rothbard!
May I be so bold as to add this account to Rothbard's robust parable?
Now, imagine that Jones is approached by Brown, with Brown saying, "If you give me a few special privileges, and perhaps even assert some additional powers to dominate Smith, I will be able to operate a business, selling to Smith, what Smith now produces for himself. If you make it difficult through your claim of rents on Smith, for Smith to produce, save and invest, and if you give me special privileges allowing me to produce more efficiently than Smith, that which Smith now produces for himself, then I can make a profit, selling to Smith, and I can share some of that profit with you, Mr. Jones. If you were to attempt to extract more rents from Smith, at a certain point, Smith will produce less, because Smith can see and understand whence his plight comes; Smith will anticipate and make all preparations to avoid further rent extractions. But if you give me some special privileges, and make some small demands on Smith, together we can extract more from Smith than rent extraction alone, because Smith will not see nor understand how what he buys from my production, came at the cost of Smith's own freedom. Now how does that sound, Mr. Jones?".
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- RangeMasterTN Firearms Instructor, present
- Not being a victim of violence by empowering people to defend themselves by the most technologically advanced means possible, and by
- Directly aiding those who have been the victims of violence by working as an emergency medical professional
So at its heart, if we are different in this way, I see our views on using force as the difference and I don't know if any discussions can happen by either of us forgoing this moral premise that perhaps only I bare.
<Obama> But let me be clear </Obama> , I don't mean this to say that you are explicitly ok with violence, far from it, but I do believe if you just considered the "reason or force" axiom, that everything above it from a moral construct just falls apart. You may even come to realize the violence you participate in every day.