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Comment: I totally agree with Thomas Paine on this,

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I totally agree with Thomas Paine on this,

the greatest majority of people are peaceful, want to get along, and wouldn't steal/kill/intimidate one another in a society with no government whatsoever, and government is by no means essential.

But from proto-human cavedwellers to private islands owned by billionaires and everything in between, there is always someone who claims to be in charge.

Even though anarchy would work fine for almost everyone, human nature dictates that eventually someone with a thick neck and a table leg will show up and claim to be in charge. If you can point to an exception anywhere on earth today, I'll gladly concede the point because I'd love to reference it myself as a successful governmentless society and guiding light.

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