Skip to comments.Anarchy vs. the Right to Life
Posted on 02/12/2002 3:33:17 PM PST by A.J.Armitage
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This stuff is so basic, I cannot fathom anyone giving anarchy anything more serious than a passing thought.
Logical fallacy. Can't anarchy be supported without ignoring reality or resort to logical fallacies ?
For the actual murderer (the abortionist), the penalty must be Death. (Genesis 9:6)
For the complicit accessory (the aborting woman), penalty might vary dependent upon mitigating factors.
And how do you answer Bob Lallier's objections here? To wit: "To violate this right of individual sovereignty opens many fearsome Pandoras boxes. For one example, if abortion is homicide then innocent women who have suffered miscarriages can be hunted down by the state and hustled off to gynecologists and investigated as possible crime scenes...A state that can define its jurisdiction so as to include the insides of our very bodies will leave absolutely no room left for any individual humanity at all. Such a state will not be above dictating the genetic engineering of people to make them more fetus friendly in the interest of protecting "our" little "proto-citizens." Believe me, even Catholics do not want to go there..."
An "empty womb" is not a "witness" to the act of murder.
Two witnesses are required.
False Witness in matters of Capital Crime to be punished by Death.
The Bible authorizes the State to wield the Sword; and the Bible also so restrains the State's Use of the Sword as to answer Bob Lallier's objections.
The Bible has the answers.
I certainly don't have the right to kill someone inside that land who's there through no fault of her own, and if I do, it's not outside the government's jurisdiction because it happened inside what I own. It happened to someone I don't own, and that's the key issue. (Or, rather, I did it to someone I don't own, and would therefore deserve punishment.)
Actually, her problem just became her local church's problem.
And His Grace is sufficient for us.
If it were a logical fallacy, you used it first. However, it is not a logical fallacy. It is both logically correct (government has the exclusive legal right to initiate the use force) and practically corract (Waco).
Finally, I am not an anarchist of any flavor, I am an autonomist. Have all the government you want, and suck-it-up when they come after you.
There is a wealth of truth to be found.
How long would it take before this system degenerated into a series of gangs and turf wars on a gigantic scale? How long would it take before you were paying "protection money" to every thug in your neighborhood? You have to assume a basic universal decency among all humans for a system like this to work. I don't buy into that at all.
You also have to assume that the "judges" in this system could not be intimidated or killed out right by one side or another. That isn't realistic, either.
Granted, the most dangerous (non-spiritual) thing you will ever encounter on earth is likely to be your government. Granted, most governments in history have ended up killing a fair number of the governed. But I'd rather be under the rule of our government (or any in Europe) than at the mercy of all the wacked-out, mean, evil, heartless, cruel brutes that live in my town (or yours). Protection rackets are pretty nasty enterprises. Even when it's called "insurance".
I think people should able to do drugs without fear of punishment, and said so in the column above. Anarchy is more about getting rid of taxes. Not just high taxes, any taxes.
Sadly, many, many abortions would probably go unprosecuted. Biblical evidentiary standards, if consistently applied, are too rigorous to permit invasive wild-goose-chases; only clearly evidenced crimes, with ruthless penalty for false evidence.
But, abortion would be illegal. It would be classed as Murder.
The Magistracy's Law would be right in the eyes of God.
Deuteronomy 19:21 And thine eye shall not pity; but life shall go for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot.
This prescription is stated at least two more times in the Bible, Exodus 21:24, and Leviticus 24:20
And you believe this, even though you know the Bible clearly teaches that God determines who the rulers of countries are, and chooses the basest of man as those rulers: Daniel 4:17 This matter is by the decree of the watchers, and the demand by the word of the holy ones: to the intent that the living may know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will, and setteth up over it the basest of men. Or maybe you only believe those parts of the Bible you like pertain to the government today.
But in your made up world you are just renaming and reasigning responsibilties. Instead of taxes we have insurance. Instead of gov't we have agencies. If you follow the natural course you will be right back where you started. I can't imagine you can't see that. I think the desire to make drugs legal is clouding an otherwise rational mind.
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