So if an armed gang of 100 people overpower a property owner and take his property, the government has no responsibility to intervene to protect the person's property?
This may be truth.
But if so, I think it's only because we let it happen.
"We" as in "we the people".
We COULD pay more attention and refuse to elect someone who has even a hint of oligarchical influence.
But we won't.
Sometimes I think we're alone. Sometimes I think we're not. In either case, the thought is staggering. ~ R. Buckminster Fuller
Odd that you should point out Africa as an example, where government is internationally infamous for its corruption and brutality. This should tell you something about too powerful governments.If you want to live in a place where there is no government service, spend a few months in parts of Africa where government has effectively collapsed. I think you'll then appeciate the benefits of government services.
What juvenile silliness.And not everyone has been brainwashed by the Koch brothers and Fox news
The Democrats insist on voting for lawyers and crony capitalism, as we have seen in the case of Barrack Obama. That is ignorance writ large.but the number of working and middle class people who vote for policies that further enrich the rich and powerful is astonishing.
Eliminate the rich and who will pay for your food stamps?The inheritance tax is a good example - many poor people will vote to eliminate the inheritance tax which only affects a very small number of very rich people.
[QUOTE=MildSteel;1063173949]So you are saying that such punishment is merely for the sake of giving the victim the satisfaction of revenge.
So if an armed gang of 100 people overpower a property owner and take his property, the government has no responsibility to intervene to protect the person's property?[/QU
In your scenario they have already stolen that persons property which clearly shows the government failed to protect it as they always do. Picking up the pieces after the fact is not protecting anything.
So if the U.S. is an oligarchy and not a democracy, how could bombing and invading a foreign country on the pretext of spreading democracy be justified?
In an age where the five "conservatives" on the supreme court has told us that money isn't property but is in fact speech, and that coporations are people... Oligarchy and plutocracy are just the polite way of saying fascism... hidden under the guise of elections.
"Fascism should more properly be called corporatism because it is the merger of state and corporate power." - Benito Mussolini.
"Corporations Are People, My Friend" - Mitt Romney