Comment: Incorrect.

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Incorrect.

You make the assumption that the laws would modify his behavior, yet provide no proof of that.

You would enforce the law against the other thousands of people for every one of him, that do in fact behave responsibly. So you would victimize thousands, to try and get at the one, who will ignore your laws anyway.

The minarchist argument always boils down to the boogeyman under the bed, that you have never actually seen but believe he exists when you are told that he does.

So you run around writing laws that hurt everyone and society in an effort to stop the boogeyman before he strikes. That preemptive attitude is a large part of what minarchists claim to fight, and yet participate in with every argument that they make.

Manslaughter has a victim. It is a crime. It should be and is punished.

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