Government vs. Markets

Perry E. Metzger perry at
Thu Oct 6 10:02:50 PDT 1994

Amanda Walker says:
> > A geographical monopoly with *guns*, and a mandate from the masses to 
> > use them.  I can't say that I've ever seen a Niagara-Mohawk or NYNEX 
> > tank. 
> The government does not have a monopoly on military force.

All normal people can only engage in the use of force once attacked.
Only the government and its agents are permitted to initiate force
against others with impunity.


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