Dave inquired:

By the way,what is
'government', anyway?

In the political sense, "Government" is that institution in society
claiming a monopoly status on the initiation of force in any given
geographical territory. (Without this monopoly status, it merely
becomes one agency among many other competing agencies in
a free market.)

Michael E.

"Government" is a coercitive force that imposes limits to individuals and groups in order to establish predictable and profitable gain; an authoritarian force that regulates public policy as well as all individual or regional affairs. It's an institution that bases it's strength in fear, preventing the natural self-governing spirit from manifesting itself. Through homogenization government finds it easier to control individual actions; preventing individual thinking and emancipation.

Does this makes sense?

Yours in liberty,

Ruahel Raphael

"All destiny begins with thinking."

Wow! another very insightful definition, and another I
can very well agree with, since this is how I see
government operating (actually, it's the people within
this entity called 'government' acting this way).

Were the Founders idealistic when they thought a
'limited government' could be possible? Why would an
entity (or the people within this entity) choose to
limit itself if it had all this power?

Dave Barker.

--- Ruahel Raphael <messengerofliberty@...>