User Tag List

+ Reply to Thread
Page 5 of 5 FirstFirst 12345
Results 41 to 43 of 43

Thread: The State: Polly vs. Alyosha

  1. #41
    Points: 120,406, Level: 84
    Level completed: 24%, Points required for next Level: 2,444
    Overall activity: 10.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsSocialVeteran
    donttread's Avatar Senior Member
    Karma
    81117
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Posts
    40,348
    Points
    120,406
    Level
    84
    Thanks Given
    6,583
    Thanked 13,082x in 9,894 Posts
    Mentioned
    248 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Should the state ,as you have defined it here, act for the people or act upon the people?

  2. #42
    Points: 71,030, Level: 65
    Level completed: 4%, Points required for next Level: 2,120
    Overall activity: 8.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialYour first Group50000 Experience PointsVeteran
    IMPress Polly's Avatar Senior Member
    Karma
    153674
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Vermont, USA
    Posts
    6,039
    Points
    71,030
    Level
    65
    Thanks Given
    6,279
    Thanked 5,095x in 2,998 Posts
    Mentioned
    541 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Is that a trick question?

    Obviously I think it preferable for the state to serve the people rather than rule the people, though only so much can be done to ensure that, frankly. Armed institutions objectively have more power than those without arms. In as far as must have a state for the time being though, it should definitely be closely regulated by civilian institutions. In the short run, I suggest, for example, the creation of more community organizations tasked with, if you will, policing the police.
    Last edited by IMPress Polly; 03-01-2015 at 11:04 AM.

  3. #43
    Points: 120,406, Level: 84
    Level completed: 24%, Points required for next Level: 2,444
    Overall activity: 10.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsSocialVeteran
    donttread's Avatar Senior Member
    Karma
    81117
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Posts
    40,348
    Points
    120,406
    Level
    84
    Thanks Given
    6,583
    Thanked 13,082x in 9,894 Posts
    Mentioned
    248 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by IMPress Polly View Post
    Is that a trick question?

    Obviously I think it preferable for the state to serve the people rather than rule the people, though only so much can be done to ensure that, frankly. Armed institutions objectively have more power than those without arms. In as far as must have a state for the time being though, it should definitely be closely regulated by civilian institutions. In the short run, I suggest, for example, the creation of more community organizations tasked with, if you will, policing the police.
    That sounds like an excellent idea. But no ex-cops need apply

+ Reply to Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Single Sign On provided by vBSSO