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appropriate choice of text

Posted by: Gee ( si ) on April 23, 1999 at 11:16:19:

In Reply to: Crito posted by Copenhagen on April 23, 1999 at 10:15:56:

: Well of course i am bound by the laws of the state, just as you are. Ergo the legislators (incl judiciary and executive) can do as they please as regards my life.

I'm glad you have no illuasion about this. the text you illustrated with is a good example of how state attempts to prove legitimacy over the individual in claiming that your environment is the way it is because of it, and the fact of growing up in that environment represents implicit agreement with state.

Its fallacious ofcourse, such claim is as illegitimate as to claim original sin in a new born baby. It is a claim similar to one made by a mugger "I have the gun, I am the powerful one here, so you'd better do what I say"

: : See my response to Nikhil

: Alas it seems that post has gone to the great mcspotlight in the sky, so i am unable to retrieve its contents...

I'm getting really annoyed about this, its happening to a significant proportion of each persons posts. There is a slim chance it may still appear.

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