Comment: After I posted my last comment I noticed much discussion about

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After I posted my last comment I noticed much discussion about

the definition of government. I would like to point out that the dictionary is a tool to use but is by no means authoritative. What gives the dictionary the power to decide what words mean? Wichenstein, a fantastic philosopher, says that a definition of a word is how society at large interprets the word. I think he is right.

That being said, I have never heard of anyone refer to a government that didn't have the use of force on some level. Im sure they are some outliers but by in large everyone associates government (whether they realize it or not) with the "right to impose force."

Everyday people are making arrangements and making large scale planning but no one is calling them governments. We dont call large scale mines that plan for the next 50 years, and operate on billion dollar budgets, and make thousands of international agreements, have housing for thousands of people, have numerous rules and regulations governments do we?