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Re: [APD] Re: Glowfish Banned-now way OT
> I believe in personal responsibility. We need not be
> protected against our will.
OK, but how should we be protected against the will of other people,
especially when their will is to cause great harm to an innocent person?
> Yes but if the organizations get too large they become
> corrupt. Hopefully their interests align with our own
> out of coincidence. Overthowing the leaders of foreign
> countries of slaughtering innocents is wrong but if it
> protects us in the large view, it may be acceptable.
Agreed, but that doesn't mean they aren't a necessary evil. Have you ever
spent time in an area with little or ineffective law enforcement? I spent a
great deal of time in Bosnia, and it makes me appreciate the safety I've got
far more than I ever thought I would.
> I think drugs should be legalized though. There are
> many benefits. Marketing organizations and other
> creative institutions use lots of hallucinogens. Being
> a prior dabbler myself in the subject at an earlier
> age I can tell you that many computer graphics
> displays are highly inspired.
You're ignoring his argument. Maybe drugs should be legalized (something we
agree on, at least to a point), however, they do take over people's lives,
and I don't want to have to worry about someone robbing me to buy smack.
> How do you think all breeds of dogs are created? I
> certainly want to be able to do experiments in my own
Most species of dogs and cats weren't created with the technology available
now. Should new, potentially dangerous techniques be practiced unchecked?
> Just remember though, give them an inch and they take
> a mile. Absolute power corrupts absolutely and the
> more they get the greater the taste they get for it.
So what? How does this invalidate the entire concept of existing within a
greater society? Thus, the system of checks and balances was created, and,
while there are a number of problems, I'll take it over the anarchic, highly
libertarian notion of winner-take-all.
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