[ExI] Understanding Freedom, and Understanding what is Right

Stathis Papaioannou stathisp at gmail.com
Sun May 4 11:04:42 UTC 2008

2008/5/4 Lee Corbin <lcorbin at rawbw.com>:

>  Since there is no absolute right or wrong, the question
>  then arises, "under what circumstances should force be
>  used against other people who are doing things that
>  many people consider bad?". My answer: in a free
>  country, use of force against individuals may only be
>  initiated if
>    A. they themselves have begun the use of force
>         on other citizens or upon children or animals
>         that belong to other citizens, or children who
>         are wards of the state, and so on.
>    B. when there is clear and imminent danger that
>        our entire group, tribe, or (in our case) nation is
>        being threatened with destruction via betrayal
>        or some other means
>    C. an individual is gaining the ability through the
>         acquisition or construction of weapons of
>         mass destruction whereby he *might* decide
>         to kill many thousands of people or more on
>         a whim
>  I believe, for now, that that exhausts the list, but I may
>  have overlooked something.

You forgot,

D. When they don't pay their bills.

Stathis Papaioannou

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