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skinner Jersey City
10/19/13 5:41 pm

Anyways I disagree with the idea, I'm not sure it would work, but I respect your opinion.

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JiveYoungKing The Banter Boy
10/19/13 4:03 pm

Yes, exactly is by definition. You could've said violent force and it'd still be correct.

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skinner Jersey City
10/19/13 5:20 pm

Wouldn't having privatized police and courts create a conflict of interest?

skinner Jersey City
10/19/13 5:20 pm

And would firefighters not put out people's houses unless they were paid? Wouldn't that endanger the entire community if a fire weren't extinguished?

skinner Jersey City
10/19/13 5:21 pm

And also wouldn't private armies endanger... well.. everyone???

skinner Jersey City
10/19/13 4:48 pm

It's certainly coercive. I consider them necessary but they are by definition coercive

Jack14 Massachusetts
10/19/13 5:23 pm

You misinterpreted my comment. I'm advocating for society to voulentarilly pay for those things rather than being forced to do so.

skinner Jersey City
10/19/13 5:25 pm

Oh I'm sorry my bad. But how would those services be paid for without taxes?

Jack14 Massachusetts
10/19/13 5:27 pm

Would you pay for those services? I would gladly write a check for those things, not be forced to pay for them on top of 10,000 other thinks that i dont need and hurt us.

skinner Jersey City
10/19/13 5:28 pm

So it would be voluntary charity. Are you sure that could provide enough funds?

Jack14 Massachusetts
10/19/13 5:32 pm

Yes. People want those things. They don't need a gun to their head.

Jack14 Massachusetts
10/19/13 5:00 pm

I respect all opinions that say 'yes but it is a necessary force'. I disagree, but thats reasonable. However, to say it is not a force is a denial of fact.

skinner Jersey City
10/19/13 5:35 pm

But what if people became victims of bystander effect? There are lots of potential donators, they may feel that others would pay for them.

skinner Jersey City
10/19/13 5:04 pm

What would you use as a replacement for taxation? Or are you an anarchist or minarchist?

Jack14 Massachusetts
10/19/13 5:38 pm

You mean people wouldn't pay for those things because 'my neighbor will'? Doubtful.

Jack14 Massachusetts
10/19/13 5:09 pm

Replace it with nothing. All human interaction should be voluntary. People would still give money for police, military, courts and fire and that should be pretty much it.