[ExI] Some recent thoughts on minarchism

Rafal Smigrodzki rafal.smigrodzki at gmail.com
Wed Jan 26 04:48:22 UTC 2022

On Sun, Jan 23, 2022 at 10:01 AM William Flynn Wallace <foozler83 at gmail.com>

> I have no background in political theory, but I do know people somewhat.
> It starts with taxes:  give an organization the ability to tax and then why
> not raise taxes?  The people want services, are demanding services, and so
> the pols have the perfect excuse to raise taxes.  Or better yet, borrow
> money, which doesn't require public approval (often at the local level I
> suppose people vote on bond issues). Bread and circuses - we all know
> this.  So the idea of a minimalist government seems like a pipe dream.
> What we have now suggests a positive feedback cycle, eh?  bill w

### Minarchist government won't happen among morons who demand services
from politicians and end up being no more than trash sticking to
the politicians' bootsoles.

However, we the enlightened citizens, united under the beacon of a clear
and well defined ideology, such as the rule "The government's *only* proper
job is to survive", can stand up to the Balrogs and say "Thou shalt not
pass!", with good effect.

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