In Reply to: Older you get the more you appreciate the nuance posted by Hines on March 29, 1999 at 12:11:27:
Thanks for an excellent post. It's nice to see someone here likes to think a bit.
I get the "when you get older you'll change your mind" speel all the time. I don't know if that's so. I'm now 25. I don't see everything as black and white.
I don't think it's all or nothing. I think it's as much as we can get, while still allowing others that same right.
I just want to take exception with the trampling of others rights with Anarchy. Anarchy has a certain stigma to it, and most people take it as out of the question.
If nothing else, it is the only pure and true way for people to live there lives. No black or white questions, just freedom for all. Do I support anarchy? In theory yes, but in practice I can't.
A thin line? Yes perhaps, but that line needs to account for minimal intrusion by the government into personal lives, and personal freedom.
Is it the best system we can come up? We certainly are doing well financially, but everyone does not benefit from that. I beleive we can and will do better.
I beleive that information technology can lead in the distant future, to a true democracy, where people's voices can be heard, and we are not told how to think or who is a "real american" (a la bob barr).
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: I agree - and well said DC. As one gets older, one sees that the things that were so black & white are not so anymore. He fails to see this is not all or nothing. All = anarchy and the trampling of others' rights, Nothing = dictatorship. Here in America we walk the fine line. It's harder and not perfect, however, it's the best anyone has devised so far...
: - Hines