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You don't coerce or injure others. Why can politicians do it?

Are some people confused about what a government is?

Institutions that violate the purpose of government are NOT governments.

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…

…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.

Promote empathy and Zero Aggression through linguistic clarity. Define government correctly. Do not confer the name government on institutions that are unworthy of the name.

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By Perry Willis & Jim Babka

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