It's an Ill Wind
Kurt Buff - GSEC, GCIH
kurt.buff at gmail.com
Sun Mar 15 04:04:25 PDT 2020
On Sat, Mar 14, 2020 at 8:55 PM Peter Fairbrother <peter at tsto.co.uk> wrote:
> On 15/03/2020 02:46, Kurt Buff - GSEC, GCIH wrote:
> The point of government is to prevent crime,
> > not tragedy.
> There I must disagree. The point of government is precisely to prevent
> As in protection against invasion by foreign hordes, or for that matter
I slightly misspoke - the mission of government is to prosecute crime,
not prevent it, because ultimately prevention is impossible.
But here we see the problem with your scope of government - everything
unfortunate becomes defined as a tragedy, and therefore legitimizes
all government intrusion into the private sphere.
War, that is, invasion by a foreign power, is a species of crime.
Illness is not.
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