Thursday, January 13, 2011 7:34:36 PM
that is assuming that humans are rational beings. As much as i would like for you to be right, I think humans have expressed far to much interest in control and domination(as seen by said governments)for anarchy to work yet. The U.S. Government itself is supposed to be a body of the people, by the people, for the people...as it turns out it is all of those, only it is strongly influenced by a small number of people unequal proportionately to the population. When humans are truly ready for self government, it will happen...until then we have what we have.When there is no more need for laws against rape, exploitation, and human trafficking, until there are no more willing to profit regardless of the suffering they cause others, we will need government.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011 3:02:29 PM
@chimneychang: Society would develop a kind of order. Think about it: government is really just a construct of man. What gives it its power? People do. Our society is the real power that keeps us in line. We don't need a government because individuals protecting their rights would be just as quick, if not quicker, to shut you down when you infringe on them. Government takes away our freedom and makes us complacent, believing that it will step in and solve our problems for us. We would be much better off without it.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011 7:48:29 AM
@ green batman if there were no laws, you would be raped and eaten... not that i disagree with you philosophically, its just well look around you, if there were no laws, there would be no immigration laws. That would open the door for groups like the Taliban, the south American drug cartels, and the child armies of Africa.Until our species develops a little more, we need us some Laws up in here.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011 7:41:37 AM
@KOZY I'm pretty sure most Western Nations have an age of consent...If you are under that age, your consent is not recognized, thus its rape. Sex without consent is rape, your whole argument is based on the meaning of words, you cant just flip to a double standard when its convenient especially when that`s what you fault people for.I`m not arguing the validity of the age of consent, however i will point out that its very unlikely that that children that have not experienced puberty would actually enjoy sex, other than being able to spend time with an adult.I am no expert, and I`m pretty sure that in some cases that some children enjoy it.I was interested in sex at an early age, and probably would have been happy to be with a woman before my age of consent.The problem is, it is illegal, so the only people that actually have sex with children are so driven sexually that they are willing to risk prison to fulfill their lust...and therefore are not thinking rationally in the first plac