try to engage. Your example about the brush fire is not in the least "absurd", it is a scenario encountered frequently in rural areas- the county decides when it is OK to have a burn.
The NAP is a fine principle. I have a science background and in science a principle is something that is generally true, but to which there are exceptions. A law is something that is always true with no exceptions. Anarchists are trying to make a law out of what ought to be a principle, and the result is injustice. It is an attempt to cram too much moral reality into too few words. I am a localist myself. If government is reduced in reach so that the "transaction costs" of escaping what you think is bad government are low enough, the market (individual choices) will quickly sort it all out. http://www.amazon.com/Localism-A-Philosophy-Government-ebook...
Localism is for people who can still sleep at night even though somebody they don't know in a city they have never been is doing things differently. ("Localism, A Philosophy of Government" on Amazon for Kindle or Barnes and Noble ebook websites)
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