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Tthe last election in which I voted was for Ross Perot for president in 1992. About 11 years later, I officially became an anarchist. In fact, even 8 years ago, I was arguing with an anarchist that, although I agreed that the government was typically morally wrong, I thought it logical that government police forces were still required to keep order, prevent chaos, and could be restrained by the Constitution if it was just followed based on its simple words and intent. I readily admit now I was wrong, and I now understand why I was wrong. And so I became an anarchist. Here's an interesting story of someone else who once supported government, but came to the conclusion that, once monopoly of force is granted legitimacy, all limits placed on government (e.g., by a constitution) became mere fictions and can easily be disregarded.

FTA: "In short, the US Constitution is a dead letter. It was mortally wounded in 1865. The corpse can't be revived. This remained hard for me to admit, and even now it pains me to say it... For me this is anything but a happy conclusion. I miss the serenity of believing I lived under a good government, wisely designed and benevolent in its operation. But, as St. Paul says, there comes a time to put away childish things." (Joseph Sobran)

After you read this, let's discuss why you continue to hope for the best from government.

The Reluctant Anarchist: http://www.lewrockwell.com/orig3/sobran-j1.html


Original posting by Braincrave Second Life staff on Jan 21, 2010 at http://www.braincrave.com/viewblog.php?id=89

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