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

Can initiated force be limited?

Once upon a time a local fire department was being plagued by calls to fight non-existent fires. A local politician offered his solution — “Don’t respond to false alarms.”

Most statists have a similar idea about initiated force. They believe they can simply decide to never use initiated force for bad purposes, and insto presto, the problem will be solved.

But how could you possibly limit The State to only initiating force in good ways? No person or group can really resist or control any institution that has the power to use violence against them. As a practical matter…

Key Concept: Giving The State the power to initiate force instantly frees it from most limits.

Thus, the power you give The State to do things you like, will always be used to do things you hate. Or, said another way, the power you give The State to do good will also be used to do evil.

By Perry Willis & Jim Babka

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