…I am not a utilitarian. I am very much for holding up absolute standards, Natural Law, the Great Commandments as the guiding lights for our actions, regardless of whether we are able to perfectly carry them out.
My question I'm getting hung up on is whether voluntary systems of private courts, private police, private interpreters of what constitutes aggression, private enforcers of the NAP really, in the end, in the way it feels to live under them, would really be all that different from how we experience the same kinds of things when they go by the name 'public'.
I'm trying to get a clear picture of the mechanisms for carrying out justice in a purely 'private' world and to convince myself that it wouldn't just be government by another name.
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