This was poorly moderated and the "no government" side was very obnoxious and rude. I agree with the other commenter that neither side won and there was one loser.
I must vehemently disagree with Jan on his statement:
"If you think things are bad now just wait until you have anarchy. If you want to see what it would be like, just go to any city ghetto where the police refuse to give protection and you'll see a neighborhood divided in territorial gangs, where everybody's life and property are at peril."
Ghettos are not the product of anarchism or a lack of government. Quite the opposite. Ghettos usually start when politicians and Wall Street cut shady deals that bring in big industry, that later closed down or move away over more shady deals. With the town devastated, government justice starts unfairly targeting the poor and minorities. Next, the family unit is broken because Dad's in jail for stealing a loaf of bread to feed his family. There's still no jobs and because Mom has no job skills (thanks to public education), she desperately turns to prostitution. Meanwhile the children, without parents and any hope for the future turn to gangs for survival and support.
EDIT: Let's not forget the flood of government assistance (e.g. low-income housing and welfare programs etc.) to "fix" the problem, that never seem to accomplish anything but require a constant flow of taxpayer dollars.
"Thanks government!" --TheLorax
If men are good, you don't need government; if men are evil or ambivalent, you don't dare have one.
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