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Monday, June 20, 2005

Why Freedom?

My comment at the St. George blog:

I consider the arguments for the "necessity" of government to be self-refuting. If, left alone without coercive force, we would tend to be free and resonsible, then we wouldn't need government.

But, if men are naturally evil, then the men who govern us would be naturally evil as well. Evil men acquire a monopoly of force, and then impose other forms of monopoly.

In other words, all the sins and foibles of men - all the reasons to distrust the free market, are the very same sins and foibles which should make us distrust government all the more.

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