Comment: Yes Parks and Rec use force against us.

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Yes Parks and Rec use force against us.

Am I forced to pay for the government employees who mow the parks and clean the health department buildings? Isn't that force being used against us. How is a park or a health department protect my freedom? As I said, any activity of government other than to act as my agent in defending myself against the aggression of others is beyond their legitimate function. I personally couldn't use force to make you pay for a public park without that force being considered a crime. A gang couldn't use force to make you pay for a public park without that force being considered a crime. And if you call that gang government it changes nothing; it is still a crime.

I think there is a widespread misunderstanding of anarchy and its opposite hierarchy. Anarchy simply is relating to one another without the hierarchical force of government to decide what we do, so long as our actions don't involve aggression against others. Your view seems to be that we much have hierarchical force applied to us to live our lives no matter that we live peacefully and don't force others to provide us what we need in life. Public parks and health departments, are the use of force to make some of us pay for what others want; these are economic activities that can best be provided by the free market without the use of force. If I want exercise I pay with my own funds to go to a club. If I want to have safe products I rely on organizations like UL, consumer reports, or Angie's List, not the inefficient, questionably competent, force of government.

So the yard crew at a public park and the janitor at the health department are not innocuous; they are part of the use of government force to deprive one man to provide for another.

"Bend over and grab your ankles" should be etched in stone at the entrance to every government building and every government office.