John Johnson It shouldn't, but people still have disagreements on definitions. I have heard anarcho-communists argue that employers are rulers, and therefore anarcho-capitalists are not anarchists. What does "no rulers" mean?
John Johnson Yes, I know, healthcare is not affordable for some people because of the government. I just making the argument from morality against government intervention. I prefer it to the argument from effect.
John Johnson Wars are waged by governments, not free people. You are right, there will always be bad people, but what we don't want is those bad people to have monopoly power of violence over others. I don't see how the evidence available points in the other direction. States all over the world are on the verge of economic collapse. Something is obviously wrong.
John Johnson "Competition and voluntarism are the only known methodologies for repairing and opposing the inevitable errors and corruptions that constantly creep into human relations. The fact that human beings can make mistakes – and are always susceptible to corruption – is exactly why they should never be given a monopoly power of violence over others." -Stefan Molyneux
John Johnson You are right. I "misspoke". I don't know enough about the law to know if they are illegal. Legal doesn't mean moral. Everything that Hitler did was legal. They should say no because it is wrong. If they actually wanted to defend the constitution, they should be fighting in DC instead of Iraq.
John Johnson What hypocrisy? I can come to a voluntary agreement with an insurance company to cover the things that I want for the price that we both agree to. I don't need the government to force obligations upon other people.
John Johnson I'm not going to lecture a starving person for stealing a loaf of bread, but society should not be organized by a legalized gang of thieves. The scenario you put forth is called a lifeboat scenario. It's not something that comes up every day. All other avenues should be pursued before resorting to violence. I believe that good charitable people would not let people die of thirst.
John Johnson If it is funded voluntarily, then by my definition, it is not a government. But I would be willing to accept a voluntarily funded government. But that also means that individuals can choose to withhold their financial consent without violence being initiated upon them.