Comment: "Government"

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"Government"

Yes, if you use the Max Weber definition of government, it is indeed evil and inconsistent with individual rights. But that's not the definition of government that regular human beings actually use.

Merriam-Webster:

Government:

": the group of people who control and make decisions for a country, state, etc.

: a particular system used for controlling a country, state, etc.

: the process or manner of controlling a country, state, etc."

There is nothing about "must be created without the consent of the governed, must violate rights, etc."

There is a reason that cities have existed historically, because people naturally migrate towards certain geographic areas to be in proximity of other people. It stands to reason, as has occurred historically, that many people will want to join together to create a system for law enforcement, courts, etc.

Whether or not anarchists think this can "work" is irrelevant. Anarcho-capitalists should certainly have the right to live in a "purely" AnCap system as well, but to deny the right of private property owners to create a city-state type organization based entirely on private property with the (literal, not theoretical or "social") consent of the governed. For one to deny someone this right is to deny their freedom of association, and an evil tyranny of its own.

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