Anti-Anarchist ThreadSubmitted by wolfe on Mon, 01/21/2013 - 14:42
This is a request, a favor, that I am asking of the community.
There are a number of minarchists, constitutionalists, etc. here, most of which are thoughtful and respectful when this topic comes up. Some, less so. But, regardless of what camp you fall into, I would like to ask you a favor.
This is not an effort to push my own belief system, nor is it an effort to start an argument for argument's sake.
I am making this request sincerely, and because I am really quite interested. I will not be arguing with any posters in this thread.
If I ask questions, it is sincere curiosity and NOT an attempt to trap you into an unsustainable argument. I would ask that you keep this in mind, and understand I am NOT attempting to be argumentative.
My request is simple. Can you tell me why you support a minarchist form of government? Why you are opposed to anarchism? And what benefits you believe government provides, and at what levels it should be capped, etc?
These are sincere questions, and the inflammatory headline is merely to get your attention.
My request for the anarchists, please do not attempt to convince or explain our point of view, as generally most are already aware and have chosen not to listen for whatever reason, but please instead ask sincere questions of the minarchists if a point of curiosity develops for you.
Or if you would like to describe the most common arguments you encounter against anarchism, I would love to hear those as well, as long as you do not create a caricature of their argument.
I would like to thank you in advance for participating.