Wayne Lapeirre is against 100% background checks on gun sales.

Started Jan 31, 2013 | Discussions thread
vadimraskin
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Utopias don't work, unfortunately but true
In reply to Airless, Feb 1, 2013

Airless wrote:

Sorry I posted before I was finished with the last point. Anarcho-capitalist ideas have been around at least 100 years and arguably much longer, since the 1600s when John Locke proposed that man has the natural rights to life, liberty, and property. One of my favorite thinkers is an American economist named Murray Rothbard who was involved in Libertarian politics in the 70s and 80s. I just finished reading his book "For A New Liberty: A Libertarian Manifesto" and although it is about 35 years old, it is still very poignant to current issues and offers a fairly comprehensive justification and explanation for a stateless society.

What you are thinking is a pure utopia as good as it sounds. There are too many real life complications with running a stateless society with millions of people in it. Too many personalities and too many ideas that would eventually make this society self-implode. Voluntary tax system based on the good sense and free will of people? Hmmmm....

DRO? Who would appoint the members and who would ensure that their decisions are actually carried forward? What happens to those who got sick before they have accumulated enough money to survive after leaving work force?

As demonstrated by the Socialistic countries (USSR being the largest one), any society eventually regresses to the oppressive one to regulate members and survive.

I wouldn't bank on USA becoming something of this utopian society any time soon. Definitely not worth fighting the state for it.

But the ideas never die, do they?

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