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    Quote Originally Posted by labrea View Post
    The same way anarchists would do it, consensus.
    ...in theory, everything is possible. Anarchists are great statesmen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by labrea View Post
    The same way anarchists would do it, consensus.
    Here's a fight I've often had with a strongly pro-anarchy guy. Change the OP to a challenge about a successful anarchist state and you won't find an answer there either. How do you get a consensus from any more than a large family or small tribe? You don't without some equivalent of a government with teeth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DebateDrone View Post
    ...in theory, everything is possible. Anarchists are great statesmen.
    Finally, a statement that doesn't need the sarcasm label. (I hope.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldGaffer View Post
    Libertarianism in this country is closely related to Ayn Randism, John Bircherism, and batshit crazyism, with a dollop of self-righteousism.
    And mainstream has all the answers. Right? Is that why you have a national debt of ... what??? Twenty five TRILLION dollars?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GordonGecko View Post
    NH are you saying that New Hampshire is a "libertarian State"? There is no Medicaid in NH? No "welfare"? No gun laws? Private police and fire departments?
    No hence why I used the term "a bit." But there are pockets here where those things exist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DebateDrone View Post
    ...in theory, everything is possible. Anarchists are great statesmen.
    Huh?

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    Libertarianism is a theory, it's not practical and no, it has never existed in society.

    Only aspects of it have.

    Think of it as Plato's "Just City". That has also never existed but it's used to model actual working systems, a blueprint if you will.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DebateDrone View Post
    The problem with Libertarianism is that it needs a fully formed community for the theory of Libertarianism to work.

    How are a bunch of me-first me-only assholes going to fund public works, streets, drainage, sewer, ...ect?
    Bingo! It will ultimately fail as an experiment owing to greed and selfishness. Communes have experimented with the concept, but they always fall apart with intense animosity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DebateDrone View Post
    The problem with Libertarianism is that it needs a fully formed community for the theory of Libertarianism to work.

    How are a bunch of me-first me-only assholes going to fund public works, streets, drainage, sewer, ...ect?
    Why do you think libertarians are "me-first me-only assholes"?

    Because they think that government is not the answer to all of society's woes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blues63 View Post
    Bingo! It will ultimately fail as an experiment owing to greed and selfishness. Communes have experimented with the concept, but they always fall apart with intense animosity.
    You think greed and selfishness is exclusively a bad thing? How do you think Capitalism works. People work to better themselves through mutually beneficial agreements.

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