Comment: I don't want to verge off subject...

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I don't want to verge off subject...

I'm not necessarily disagreeing with you. But this says nothing about your original argument. You are trying to say since one didn't agree to such and such it is not binding. I'm saying this does nothing. Someone, say a Marxist, could say he never signed up for the capitalistic system; that he never agreed with the fact that you own your property; that he was born in a system he finds repugnant. He is essentially using your argument against you.

Coming back with your reply above presupposes what in fact needs to be argued for. Saying one didn't sign up won't matter.

Let me break this down.

1. I never agreed to the capitalist rules governing this area. I find them offensive and repugnant. My theories run straight up against these notions. Sure my ancestors may have signed something, but I never did.

2. I never agreed to the communist rules governing this area. I find them offensive and repugnant. My theories run straight up against these notions. Sure my ancestors may have signed something, but I never did.

How are these two any different?

malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

I am an aristocrat. I love liberty; I hate equality. - John Randolph of Roanoke