Do governments have any obligations or rights? If so what are they and to who benefits from these obligations and/or rights?
Are there any acts that governments never have the right to do?
Where does government’s right to exist at the expense of someone else come from?[/quote]
I think I am going to call you Captain Somalia.
Government is necessary in large society, it simply cannot function without it. The government exists to first provide security in and out. Have a system of law for crime and dispute resolution and to help provide an infrastructure framework that will allow people to be prosperous and make the country prosperous…
The framers of the constitution had it mostly right. Contrary to popular belief, not all the forefathers were interested in free society. [/quote]
Who resolves disputes between the government and individuals?
Who resolves disputes between governments?
How does a government “provide security” by causing chaos around the world with never-ending violence?
How does a government do anything without taking labor and resources away from other more profitable pursuits?
How does government make people more prosperous by taxing their prosperity?[/quote]
If people volunteered to provide the services the govt provides then we wouldn’t need to pay as much in taxes. [/quote]
All needed services are voluntarily provided by the free market. I am a voluntary employee as is anyone making a wage in the free market.
If certain services are not provided by a voluntary market then that is proof that they are not needed services.
In fact the free market provides alternatives to government services and is further proof that it is possible to have certain services provided voluntarily: fire, security, roads, charity.
How can something that must be forced upon someone at gunpoint be called a “service”?[/quote]
forcing people at gunpoint IS a service.
a quite vital one, actually.
And more importantly, it’s a service that can not be provided by the free market.
A theoretical free market of “forcing people at gunpoint” could not last.
More precisely : it would not remain free very long.
Simply because, by nature, this market tend toward monopoly over time.
Ironically, if a free market of “forcing people at gunpoint” were possible, it would not be a good news either.
Competition would only make violence cheaper and more available.
another “be careful what you want, you may get it” situation.