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    Re: Should government exist... at all?

    Absolutely. It should probably be a lot smaller than it is today, but anarchy is simply an unworkable solution.
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    Re: Should government exist... at all?

    Quote Originally Posted by Keridan View Post
    I don't think that it's unable to be solved, so much as incredibly unlikely without some form of minimal governing body.
    What problem is unable to be solved?

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    Re: Should government exist... at all?

    it seems to me, well established....that when human population reaches a certain level, we require some level of guidance.

    Without Government, we have anarchy.

    Individuals may dislike the current form, but those individuals would not exist without something.

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    Re: Should government exist... at all?

    What hare said...

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    Re: Should government exist... at all?

    [Somehow I don't picture businesses or homeowners digging deep to build & maintaine the inferstucture (roads, watermains etc.) that passes by their property, or the bridge to the otherside of the river. Of course the Government ain't doin' all that great at it right now. Wha private enterprise would have built, oh say, Hoover Damn? TheLincoln Tunnel?
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    What problems would you say are only able to be solved by government?

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    Re: Should government exist... at all?

    Quote Originally Posted by Centinel View Post
    What problems would you say are only able to be solved by government?
    At the current time with the current mindset of people? Or in some Lala Land that exists only in some people's minds?

    Privatizing the functions of government really isn't doing away with government. That's just swapping government inefficiency for a profit margin, which is generally larger than the inefficiency.
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    Re: Should government exist... at all?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Should government exist... at all?
    Unless you are an anarchist I think most believe it should exist.The real question should be is how much government and how much power should they be allowed to have.
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    Re: Should government exist... at all?

    Quote Originally Posted by jpevans View Post
    Somehow I don't picture businesses or homeowners digging deep to build & maintaine the inferstucture (roads, watermains etc.) that passes by their property, or the bridge to the otherside of the river. Of course the Government ain't doin' all that great at it right now. Wha private enterprise would have built, oh say, Hoover Damn? TheLincoln Tunnel?
    Yeah we need a functional Government.
    A plea to congressional R's, Vote Yea on the highway Bill!
    Okay, that's a good answer. So you're saying that only the government is capable of solving the problem of building roads, water mains, bridges, tunnels, and dams.

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    Re: Should government exist... at all?

    Quote Originally Posted by MoSurveyor View Post
    At the current time with the current mindset of people? Or in some Lala Land that exists only in some people's minds?

    Privatizing the functions of government really isn't doing away with government. That's just swapping government inefficiency for a profit margin, which is generally larger than the inefficiency.
    Yes, at the current time, what problems would you say are only able to be solved by government?

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    No not at all, but they are the only entity that would do it. Pay for it, I mean. Taxes are for the public works such as these, civilians often do the calculations, labor etc.
    It would be absurd to take up a collection to build a massive project, like a congregation does to build a church, for example.
    Government is the only one who wold be able, thus creating Living wage jobs, the workers will be Tax Payers & roll on.

    Quote Originally Posted by Centinel View Post
    Okay, that's a good answer. So you're saying that only the government is capable of solving the problem of building roads, water mains, bridges, tunnels, and dams.

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