jpete wrote:franco b wrote:jpete wrote:Why can't I choose which one I trust more? Why must I be forced, under threat of force, to "trust" something which doesn't deserve my trust?
Because theoretically the government is more trustworthy than a private entity. Unfortunately once monopoly is achieved it seems government is also subject to the same abuses as private institutions.
Who proposed the theory that government is more trustworthy? The government?
It's like that commercial that says everything on the internet is true because I read it on the internet.
It's recursive logic and it just doesn't hold water.
Government is the ULTIMATE monopoly and maintains its status through fear.
Once people get tired of fearing their government, maybe we can get around to fixing things.
Wishful thinking and general consensus establish governments.
Yes, government retains its status through fear, but it is the fear of something worse that allows so many abuses.