Comment: We are both asking the same questions

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We are both asking the same questions

This tends to confirm my view that he should go one step back and lay out the premises he holds before starting his chain. He and a minarchist, or a localist like me, might be solid in our reasoning but still not agree because we are reasoning from different premises. The only way to resolve, if resolution can be obtained, is to go back and examine the validity of the premises.

Localism is for people who can still sleep at night even though somebody they don't know in a city they have never been is doing things differently. ("Localism, A Philosophy of Government" on Amazon for Kindle or Barnes and Noble ebook websites)