This statement (*Edit by W.Rabbit) in the thread “Is America Doomed” makes me think.
Please forgive my orthography, indulge with my logical flaws, but gently adress my mistakes. I will thank you thoroughly.
I am thinking it as I write it.
If the State starts with a Monopoly of Violence, it obviously needs funds.
Taxes extend the State along time as far as the Monopoly of Violence is held.
The level of violence that a society can endure without a revolution diverges from culture to culture, but I’d like to think that prosperity is the key for stability. No hunger, no revolution.
Death penalty could be an example of said violence.
On the other hand, taxes can be a guarantee for prosperity if they are properly implemented, because market must be leveled somehow. We don’t like monopolies, and free market no holds barred competition produces them.
So I have a question for you, bullies.
If a State can take your life from you, shouldn’t it give you an extra 1UP if possible?
I have this thought because of the fact that my life has been threatened in two different scenarios, both times in countries with no Death Penalty, and both times rescuing and healing me has been awfully expensive.
I am starting to believe that in USA, where it exists, there is not such a public social shield at all.
My point is that Death Penalty should be a feat only of those States that guarantee the life of their citizens by all their means.
Norway gave me my life back when I had already given it up, but they keep Breivik alive and playing videogames.
I don’t understand how can it work for you Americans.