I Invite You Know Who To DebateSubmitted by His American Majesty on Mon, 04/28/2014 - 16:33
I Propose The Topic: Law And Order Derived From Just Or Unjust Exercises Of Power.
I Propose The Following Definition For Government: An entity which can operate as a person, place, or thing depending on official functions performed, possessing or pursuing a majority of force over a given geographic territory, exercises authority not possessed by ordaining constituents who constitute its source of power, uses property it does not own without regard to rights of property owners, asserts it is not a moral agent capable of liability, and asserts it's official actors enjoy limited or unlimited liability for official wrongdoing.
Limited statists are going to have to step up to the plate here because it is not so much about how many entities provide protection services over a given geographic territory. If there is just one in a free market because it does such a dam fine job, great. It is about the source of power and authority because this is what trespasses against a man. Is it a justifiable trespass? What is the remedy for an unjustifiable trespass?
Clearly Jan argues a position which asserts if it is an exercise of power by a government, that in itself justifies it. One of the points Jan was very concise about in a recent debate is that there must be one body of law which applies to all people. How does Jan justify one body of law applying to all people? Not even god is a good enough justification for many people so I really look forward to a wise response. He must have one. He is wise enough to recognize a principle must have an end by asserting that precise point recently.
I will vehemently rebut any argument based on fear that civilization would go to hell and a hand basket without government. That is not reason. It is predicting the impossible, the future. It is fear mongering. There are already enough people living in fear which is a reason things are the way they presently are.
I am not all that picky about format and have no problem remaining quiet when it is not my turn to speak. I prefer a format which allows for a point to be asserted and rebuttal made. I prefer each side an opportunity to assert points. I prefer each side an opportunity to pose direct questions to the other. I prefer each side an opportunity for an opening and closing statement.
I await Jan's acceptance or rejection of my informal proposal.