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  • As someone who finds government in general pretty abhorrent, I have to say that no form of government equals freedom. Freedom, by definition, isn't something that governments can equate to, or even hope to provide. Freedom is something you have before a government knows you exist, and the degree to which you are free is the degree to which you are willing to fight to be free.

    On my less cynical days, I am happy to be in the United States, but find myself wishing for a more ideal government. On my more c


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    • I think I pretty much agree with you. According to Jefferson in the Declaration of Independence, government is merely an institution designed to secure rights, i.e., freedom. Freedom is not granted by government; government is just a bunch of armed men organized supposedly with a view toward protecting freedom. Unfortunately that organization, pooling of resources, and arming results in a very powerful force that can be subverted to other ends, resulting in a loss of freedom.

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