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****What's your opinion on ANARCHO-CAPITALISM???****

What's your opinion on anarcho-capitalism???

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ARTHUR: How do you do, good

ARTHUR:
How do you do, good lady? I am Arthur, King of the Britons. Who's castle is that?
WOMAN:
King of the who?
ARTHUR:
The Britons.
WOMAN:
Who are the Britons?
ARTHUR:
Well, we all are. We are all Britons, and I am your king.
WOMAN:
I didn't know we had a king. I thought we were an autonomous collective.
DENNIS:
You're fooling yourself. We're living in a dictatorship: a self-perpetuating autocracy in which the working classes--
WOMAN:
Oh, there you go bringing class into it again.
DENNIS:
That's what it's all about. If only people would hear of--
ARTHUR:
Please! Please, good people. I am in haste. Who lives in that castle?
WOMAN:
No one lives there.
ARTHUR:
Then who is your lord?
WOMAN:
We don't have a lord.
ARTHUR:
What?
DENNIS:
I told you. We're an anarcho-syndicalist commune. We take it in turns to act as a sort of executive officer for the week,...
ARTHUR:
Yes.
DENNIS:
...but all the decisions of that officer have to be ratified at a special bi-weekly meeting...
ARTHUR:
Yes, I see.
DENNIS:
...by a simple majority in the case of purely internal affairs,...
ARTHUR:
Be quiet!
DENNIS:
...but by a two-thirds majority in the case of more major--
ARTHUR:
Be quiet! I order you to be quiet!
WOMAN:
Order, eh? Who does he think he is? Heh.
ARTHUR:
I am your king!
WOMAN:
Well, I didn't vote for you.
ARTHUR:
You don't vote for kings.
WOMAN:
Well, how did you become King, then?
ARTHUR:
The Lady of the Lake,...
[angels sing]
...her arm clad in the purest shimmering samite, held aloft Excalibur from the bosom of the water signifying by Divine Providence that I, Arthur, was to carry Excalibur.
[singing stops]
That is why I am your king!
DENNIS:
Listen. Strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony.
ARTHUR:
Be quiet!
DENNIS:
Well, but you can't expect to wield supreme executive power just 'cause some watery tart threw a sword at you!
ARTHUR:
Shut up!
DENNIS:
I mean, if I went 'round saying I was an emperor just because some moistened bint had lobbed a scimitar at me, they'd put me away!
ARTHUR:
Shut up, will you? Shut up!

DENNIS:
Ah, now we see the violence inherent in the system.
ARTHUR:
Shut up!
DENNIS:
Oh! Come and see the violence inherent in the system! Help! Help! I'm being repressed!
ARTHUR:
Bloody peasant!
DENNIS:
Oh, what a give-away. Did you hear that? Did you hear that, eh? That's what I'm on about. Did you see him repressing me? You saw it, didn't you?

It's silly. Many of its

It's silly.

Many of its concepts--i.e., that government is evil by nature, etc., are true, but on a constructive level it has nothing to offer. Anarcho-capitalism wouldn't even work on a desert island constructed of fresh sand.

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"It's silly"

Would it work? Maybe. Maybe not. But you haven't explained why your view is correct.

marlow

marlow

Is it necessary to do so?

Is it necessary to do so? Any pre-planned anarcho-capitalist system with laws and procedures would not be true to itself. It would be government by another name.

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The fundamental

The fundamental characteristic of government is that is has a legal monopoly on the use of force within a given area. Free market anarchists believe laws and procedures can spontaneously grow within society as needed in the absence of such a legal monopoly. Thus, the only "pre-planned" aspect required is common acceptance that all property be privately owned and acceptance of legal mechanisms for dispute resolution - which can be provided by the marketplace the same as shoes or hairdressers.

marlow

marlow

Here's Waldo

"Hence the less government we have the better,--
the fewer laws, and the less confided power. The
antidote to this abuse of formal Government is
the influence of private character, the growth of
the Individual; the appearance of the principal to
supersede the proxy
; the appearance of the wise
man; of whom the existing government is, it must
be owned, but a shabby imitation."

and

"We live in a very low state of the world, and pay
unwilling tribute to governments founded on force.
There is not, among the most religious and instructed
men of the most religious and civil nations, a
reliance on the moral sentiment and a sufficient
belief in the unity of things, to persuade them that
society can be maintained without artificial restraints,
as well as the solar system; or that the private citizen
might be reasonable and a good neighbor, without the
hint of a jail or a confiscation. "

"Politics" by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Don't know enough about it.

I have learned everything sounds great but in practice there are always unforeseen problems. Do any countries in the world practice this type of government or had there ever been any. Thanks Peace

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Somalia and Iceland?

The closest thing to an Anarcho-Capitalist society in the world today, that I can think of, is Somalia - it had some elements of an anarcho society, at least before it became a victim of Bush's fake 'War of Terror'. To most, Somalia seems more like plain old anarchy (in the modern sense of the word), but do some research and you'll find that the western media has been lying to you about Somalian society. One should especially study the system of Somalian law that has existed for centuries. It puts even English common law to shame.

The best example of a truly free-market country in history is probably Iceland. For more information read this article - http://mises.org/story/1121.

The icelandic system was

The icelandic system was self-government, not anarchism.

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Whatever...

...self-government, anarcho-capitalism; it's all good. Anything has got to be better than this crazy 'democratic', socialist, central bank controlled hell-hole of a continent that we live on.

Personally, I don't even care about planning out a new country or economy. I just want to be left alone; I want to go to work and earn a dollar, and come home with that dollar without criminals and gangsters with guns and badges taking even one penny from me. If anyone wants to even take one penny from me that they have no right to, then they are a criminal, pure and simple.

But, we're not going to get an Icelandic like society in the next few years, so for now I'll support Ron Paul and his return to a constitutional government, even if that means paying a few pennies over to judges and police and the military, etc.

By definition there is no

By definition there is no government in an area wherein anarcho-capitalism ( I prefer the term free-market anarchism) prevails. Some libertarian scholars have pointed to ancient Ireland as a real world example and Murray Rothbard in his 4 volume history of the US cites parts of colonial America in the late 1600's, I believe, as free-market- anarchistic communities, until outside authorities finally crushed them.

marlow

marlow

Works for me.

marlow

marlow

For Those That Don't Know The Term...

FROM WIKIPEDIA - Anarcho-capitalism or free-market anarchism (a form of individualist anarchism) is an anti-state political philosophy that attempts to reconcile anarchism with capitalism. It advocates the elimination of the state, the provision of law enforcement, courts, national defense, and all other security services by voluntarily-funded competitors in a free market rather than through compulsory taxation.

It supports the complete deregulation of nonintrusive personal and economic activities and a self-regulated market. Anarcho-capitalists argue for a society based in voluntary trade of private property (including money, consumer goods, land, and capital goods) and services in order to maximize individual liberty and prosperity, but also recognize charity and communal arrangements as part of the same voluntary ethic.

Though anarcho-capitalists are known for asserting a right to private (individualized/non-public) property, non-state common property can also exist in an anarcho-capitalist society. For them, what is important is that it is acquired and transferred without help or hindrance from the compulsory state.

Anarcho-capitalist libertarians believe that the only just way to acquire property is through voluntary trade, gift, or labor-based original appropriation, rather than through aggression or fraud. Murray Rothbard coined the term anarcho-capitalism to distinguish it from anarchism that opposes private property.

If I had to label myself...

As much as I hate putting labels on myself, I would consider myself an Anarcho-Capitalist. So why is a person like myself trying to get Ron Paul elected for President, when 'true' Anarcho-Capitalists don't even believe in voting?

My thinking goes as follows: we can't get rid of EVERY vestige of the government overnight - it will take time. So in the meantime, I'd like to reduce the size of the government as much as possible. That's where Ron Paul comes in. I would describe him as a "Minarchist" - he wants to reduce the size of the government, but not ever get rid of it completely as he thinks it still serves some useful purpose.

I'd settle for a Ron Paul Presidency right now. It wouldn't be a truly Anarchist society, but it's close enough that we can then start educating everyone about the fact that a truly free society can only exist when even the government has to compete for resources in a free market (which means that they can't use force to collect ANY taxes, etc).

I could go on, but there's a ton of information out there for those interested. I'd start with www.lewrockwell.com and www.mises.org.

Further...

I believe that in his heart, Ron Paul is also an Anarcho-Capitalist, but because he has dedicated half of his life to government, I would say that in his head he believes that we still need some kind of a state to 'look after us'. The only way we can know what his true beliefs are for sure is to give him eight years in the White House.

BTW, this is because

BTW, this is because "AnarchoCapitalist" is the name of my YouTube account =)

http://www.youtube.com/anarchocapitalist123

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