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Government and its power

 
 
iddii5
 
Reply Mon 2 Sep, 2019 09:54 pm
Government has the authority to force us to comply with decisions. Are there some areas of decision-making that should be off limits? Should there be limits to the types of power that government has to force compliance with decisions?
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livinglava
 
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Reply Tue 3 Sep, 2019 07:18 am
@iddii5,
iddii5 wrote:

Government has the authority to force us to comply with decisions. Are there some areas of decision-making that should be off limits? Should there be limits to the types of power that government has to force compliance with decisions?

Power is an incredibly broad topic. Humans are intelligent creatures that are capable of devising enumerable means of manipulating and coercing each other in various ways.

Morality and ethics involve choosing when and how to exercise power based on other reasons besides how to most effectively achieve goals.

If people decide that their goals are worth pursuing by any means whatsoever, they are liable to completely dehumanize and/or kill others that stand in their way.

When can the ends justify such unethical means except where people perceive themselves as fighting for survival and/or sanity?

In order to become civilized, people have to reach an awareness that life, liberty, and happiness are possible without oppressing/destroying others to achieve and protect their way of life. That, in turn, requires some level of mutual respect and peace among people with differing views.
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RABEL222
 
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Reply Tue 3 Sep, 2019 10:27 am
@iddii5,
I think the president has assumed too much power. Many things he is doing is the job of a congress that hides behind him for political purposes. No guts on both sides of the aisle.
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Jewels Vern
 
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Reply Thu 5 Sep, 2019 03:59 pm
@iddii5,
That is what a constitution is for, but governments simply ignore the constitution. For example the US constitution authorizes to maintain postal roads, not a monopoly on all postal services. It authorizes to coin money, not to print coupons to pass for money. (The US paper dollar does not qualify for the legal terms of "note", "bill", or "dollar".) The constitution forbids direct taxation. Yes, an income tax is authorized, but direct taxation is still prohibited. Almost everything the current regime does is outside the constitution. The citizens tolerate these things because they all went through public school and never learned them. That is wht the government is so opposeed to home schooling.
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beantownmike
 
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Reply Fri 13 Sep, 2019 03:41 am
@iddii5,
They want a population of conforming citizens THEY WANT OBEDIENT WORKERS who are just smart enough to do their jobs & just dumb enough to not question anything.

-George Carlin R.I.P.
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