Originally Posted by osan
Originally Posted by PierzStyx
Uhm, no. Not all of us. Only most of the countries involved. We few radicals and rebels do what we can to prevent it. Whether that works or not still doesn't change whether it is our fault or not.
To which I responded thusly:
The number of people out there who are putting their asses on the line is vanishingly small. My statistical assessment therefore stands. To wit...
The fact is this: we failed from the earliest days.
Originally Posted by Bryan
How would you defend liberty and property in a stateless social construct? The use of private security firms is a stock answer, but let’s consider some more detail. Consider the following situations…
And it has its problems. It is a partial answer at best.
1) A band of thugs is going around robbing people, how do you defend your home from invasion?
By killing them to eliminate them from the book of immediate and potential future threats to others, including
Originally Posted by hells_unicorn
As much as I'm not a fan of the Roman Church, it should be noted that the Islamic world has a far worse problem with sodomy, pedophilia and bestiality, person for person. Actually, the Jehova's Witnesses have even worse issues with members of their ministry abusing children than Rome. These cults getting a pass by so-called "rational thinkers" strikes me as a tad irrational, not to mention hypocritical.
You are not clear as to which "cults" and "rational thinkers".
Originally Posted by willwash
Universal suffrage is a terrible, terrible idea. Some unfortunate truths:
An 18 year old man does in fact possess the physical prowess necessary to serve as an effective soldier. He almost never, however, possesses the moral and intellectual prowess needed to serve as an informed voter.
Women vote with their hearts, not their heads. Yes there are exceptions. No that doesn't negate the argument.
People with no wealth, who pay no taxes, will only ever vote
Originally Posted by DJH73
Lets face it. The average voter does not get it, they will never get it. We have hoards of "Conservatives" backing Trump. This should show us how difficult it is to inspire these people with the message of liberty. Its as if they intentionally reject it over pride in their "party".
Oh, it is FAR more sinister than that. They reject it in favor of pretty slavery. This is that form of servitude that provides one with enough of the things he wants such that he is