So what's YOUR answer, A.J.? Stengthening the State?
In relation to abortion? Yes.
By which I mean, of course, that I want it to be illegal.
"By which I mean, of course, that I want it to be illegal. "
Thanks AJ you have captured precisely what is needed to restore this Nation back on the path to again being the beacon of the world. Without it, to borrow a comtempory phrase, we just suck. Just like the Europeans we would be heading for oblivion. Now let's discuss something important - tax cuts anyone?
posted on 02/12/2002 4:30:02 PM PST
To: A.J.Armitage; tex-oma
It's not necessary to "strengthen the state" to provide protection to the unborn. The ability of the state to protect the rights of citizens is already there. What we're faced with is putting unborn children under this protection.
The purpose of government is to defend the equal rights of all persons, with special care to the defenseless. The writer of this article is absolutely right that abolishing government would only frustrate this and leave the weak unprotected--which would, in turn, endanger us all by creating a society of the survival of the fittest.
What we've done in our society is corrupt government--turning it from a protecting agent to an oppressive one. Certainly we don't want to see an expansion of this power; the key to protecting the unborn is to reverse the government's power back to a focus on the equal protection of rights.
posted on 02/12/2002 4:34:10 PM PST
The evolution of legal systems was in response to clans avenging the wrongs against their members (warrior clans are perhaps the first defense companies). An alternative to the warrior clan was the fuedal lord who originally was a man who was wealthy enough to build a fort therby have a facility for offering protection to others. Sonce a fortress needs more than one defender part of the price of the security of the fort was defendng said fort. Now since a fortress and a defensive group (men carrying arms) need a leader and a division of labor to achieve the best efficiency some people specialized in the trade of warrior and were supported by those who engaged in agriculture and animal husbandry. By going to defensive companies we are walking down the path to fuedalism. While it might be personally beneficial to those who see themselves as warriors and are recognized by others as effective warriors (in such an envirornment skill in the use of arms is quite valuable) I would think that going this road is not something we as a society really should want to do.
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