- Jan 23, 2006
- Buenos Aires
- Basic Beliefs
When it comes to laws (including regulations) the threat of violence is often implied, even in ordinary cases in which there is nothing wrong with it. Suppose, for example, that the government bans people from driving on the left (other governments might choose banning people from driving on the right). There is an implicit threat of violence for those who drive on the right: if they insist on driving on the right, the police will use violent means to stop them.KeepTalking said:That led me to the realization that in these discussions I was speaking of force with the implication of violence, and that there are others here who are using it without violence being necessarily implied.
Even violence can be threatened with vastly different intensities, in ways that also restrict freedoms to vastly different degrees, sometimes with justification, sometimes without.