[LMB] Political discussion
tcollett at topazgryphon.org
Fri Jan 28 01:57:08 GMT 2011
On Jan 27, 2011, at 4:21 PM, Tel wrote:
> Heh. But what about the dangers and destruction that go along with
> maintaining power against the will of the population?
> Say, letting some distant relative squash a republic that's sprouted
> up in the district of a dead traitor Count with military force,
> because clearly, as an aristocrat, he should have power and they
> Or sending your regular army in to put down a rebellion by a planet
> that really doesn't want you as their dictator.
So you're advocating that a stable government just allow people to rebel against them, or declare their own state, of *whatever* political stripe, by taking chunks out of their land?
You put down armed secessions and rebellions because the alternative is anarchy, not because you're philosophically opposed to self-determination.
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