Are some people confused about what a government is?
Not all institutions that call themselves government actually are. Governments are supposed to fight crime, deter invaders, adjudicate disputes, promote order and foster security. Therefore, any institution that…
- Threatens innocent people to extort their submission
- Initiates force
- Treads on personal conscience
- Commits crimes
- Fosters disorder….
…CANNOT be a government.
- Initiating force negates the very function of government
- Legitimate government only uses force defensively
Thus, when any so-called government routinely initiates force it will be more accurate to put the word “government” in scare quotes. Better yet, use the alternative name we suggest in our Mental Lever titled The State.
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