Comment: The flaws of man, The dark side of humanity.

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The flaws of man, The dark side of humanity.

There's an interesting dilemma around the "The flaws of man, The dark side of humanity." If man is truly flawed and dark, or even if just a few are, can we trust them to be in government and have a monopoly of force?

We can't assume that only 'good' people will want to be in that special class of people. In fact, we may find that those attracted to government are the most murderous, the most thieving, the most imprisoning. The government, after all, seems to the best at war, taxing and imprisonment.

IMO, I find it necessary to carry several world-views. One ideal and several that may just be incrementally better.

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