Because without government and laws there would be people running up and down the streets killing each other. With no police officers enforcing the law or with out any laws at all, our country would be in total chaos and crisis. Also because of no taxes we wouldn't have the army so we wouldn't have any protection from an invasion.
I think government is necessary because if we didn't have government then people would do anything they want. Say like if we have no laws then allot of people will be dead. And have no army then any country can just come in and take over. So thats why I think government is necessary. K. Marshall
For protection of warfare and if any countries try to attack us. Another thing is paying taxes so we can send our troops out there for help that we need. There are laws that people don't follow but us citizens must try to follow them. People are understood about the crisis that is going on with Obama with Russia and Syria about the war.
I believe that we need government. Government creates laws and are trained for the profession they are in. They help protect us from different nations coming to attack us. The citizens couldn't defend us or control what was happening. Laws also help show us our equal rights and without government there wouldn't be any laws so people would be able to run wild and our nation would fall apart. Just because we don't believe in every decision that is made, we need to realize that they are doing what they believe is best for us and our safety.
Even though I HATE many of the laws that government has enforced, without it the world would be an even worse place. People would be speeding while driving, causing more accidents. There would be a lot more drug use because people could do drugs right on the street or walking around town without a problem, maybe even selling hard drugs in stores to make them easier to get for other people. Without government, there would be no one to tell you what is wrong from right so everyone could make really bad decisions, there may even be more murders & kidnappings.
People would most likely come unhinged and if there were no laws, there would be way more violence. The world can't even act established now, and no government would be even worse. Wars brake out all of the time, and people would start killing each other. It would be brutal.
Humans naturally wish to climb upwards in any sort of hierarchy. Any chance to simply kill or silence the person above them would naturally be too appealing to give up. Not to mention an ingrained hunger for power and loyalty. The only other animal with an IQ matching ours (the dolphin) go on killing sprees simply for fun.
Government Is needed. Are world with out government would be very bad. People Are use to the government. We face a kind of government at home and in the world. If there was no government the world would fall apart. Everyone would be fighting and killing each other. That is why we need government
Government is necessary. We as human beings are greedy, whether we believe it so or not. Without a government we would live in a state where, every person is to fend for themselves. We need order, and therefor we are able to keep this state where violence is not always necessary.
People are in charge of themselves. Everyone has ownership of something, which puts together responsibility, which puts together self government. Sure you can't be in charge of everything like the political government is, but you are in charge of you're items in which you carry. Thus causing self ownership and government
Even in the cave men days we've had government, the oldest was the most wise and was leader, boom, government, in the ancient Romans and Greeks, kings and emperors, government.. During the 1400s, religions had their own leaders and went to war for lands, boom, government. In the 1700s with civil wars and such, who ran them? Government. Even now, government. We have ALWAYS had some sort of government so why believe we can survive without it?
No matter where you are government is there. Because no matter where on this world you are if anyone makes rules you follow so its not the fact that its necessary its the fact that its any where a creature is smart enough to rule over another. One rule you make could be a government self governed or not. And Please ignore my terrible grammar its not my strongpoint.
Is government necessary and why ? Government is necessary because without a government there will be anarchy and as people wipe each other out and in the end there would be only a few survivors left. This would soon become a survival of the fittest. Without government there is no reasonable civilization. For a smooth running country there needs to be rules, regulations, laws, and a government to make and enforce them. Now ask yourself this "would you survive without a government there to protect you" then take a look at a country with an unstable government and see what is happening to there people for example Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan.
Human beings are selfish, in a country without an institution to set the rules and laws and to ensure compliance with those laws, there would be too many people taking advantage of others and acting for their and their cronies' own benefits. There are different kinds of people everywhere and there will always be abuse by the ones who consider themselves to be stronger than others.
Absence of government is stupidity in a world where nations act aggressively.
By choosing not to have a government and so an army , you increase dramatically the possibility of a government of another state to intrude you.
So you end up with a government in either case !!! !
I think government is necessary until we can organize ourselves enough to fund and create the services less forcibly. Government is a physical force, but I am sure there is a way to use psychological forces to keep people stable before they get mad and kill someone. We need to monitor peoples bio signs to ensure people are safe. A peak of adrenaline would essentially not only alarm your body but also the higher powers of social control. I say higher powers instead of government because government has physical force connotations. The system would electronically and cellularly arm you if you are in danger or dis arm you if you are a threat to society. I describe this system in more detail on my latest blog post about stopping violence
Essentially everyone has the power to protect themselves but no power to harm innocent people. Even knives could have locking devices. Everyone would be trained in the ways of non-violent resolution yet also be ready to revolt if the higher powers are not listening to the concerns of the people. There needs to be a responsible balance of powers in this world. Everyone could be made responsible enough to manage small peace keeping forces. There would be a way set out for you to follow if you want this power and more. There needs to be a conspiracy of the lower classes to organize themselves to speak up for their rights and they need to conspire to create jobs for themselves as well.
What do you guys think, can we lead the world to become like this and be more peaceful through social controls and checks and balances on everyone?
Government is very necessary or nothing would ever get decided. We need someone to make sure that laws are being followed and that people are brought together to work towards one thing. I do think that there is such a thing as too much government but we do have to have some in order to make life work.
Without an enforcing government to have justice and keep the peace, i do believe that the human race would turn on itself and descend into chaos. Our personalities and even our families lend themselves towards governence. Without it, we would have no organization, no services, and no police. Education would be spotty, we would be thrown back into a stone-age like existance.
Government is part of having a civilized society with a sense of order and safety and stability. Though there are many anti-government libertarians, all one has to do is visit a chaotic part of the world that lacks effective government, such as Somalia, to see how necessary it is to human survival and happiness.
The question as posed is improperly formed and way too vague. Considering government in any structure - federal, local, state, etc., it is absolutely necessary. We must be a society of laws. Any time a group gets together to decide on those laws, you in essence have a governing body, or government. If the question was designed to be directed to the federal government, then again, yes it is necessary, but to a hugely limited fashion, not as it is today, primarily for the protection of its citizens and the overall governance of the states.
Government is necessary because without government, the country would literally turn into anarchy. Anarchy is a state in which there is no government to rule the country, so the people rule themselves. When a country is in state of anarchy, everyone is ruling against each other. Why? Because everybody has different ideas and opinions. People would have to be armed constantly, movement would be limited due to the fact that people must protect their property, and nobody is safe at anytime. A person can come and burn down your house, and you can't do anything about it. There is no government to punish the people and control them to maintain safety. Government is necessary in order to maintain peace, control, and safety
A government is the political entity that exercises power in a state. It is the entity which makes the decisions concerning all aspects of life in a country. Despite of whether the President has powers like in the USA or less powers like in Greece, the government is the body which deals with all the everyday politics and critical decisions.
Government is necessary when it allows for the freedom of people. For example, while some might argue that our U.S government infringes upon freedoms set out in the constitution, we have freedoms that many other nations do not allow. The freedoms laid out by the Bill of Rights and protected by our government is what allows us to live prosperous and happy lives.
With out government, who would help pay for schools? It costs money to jail a prisoner, Doesn't the government pay for that? And with out government, What would happen to the laws? All the prisoners would probably be let out of jail and yes people still do illegal stuff but less people do it now than before.
I think that Government is highly needed. Most people say that we don't know what would happen and that we've lived without government before. But lets look at the facts, multiple cities in history have fallen due to the lack of government. My point is that if entire world wars can be started over different opinions and cause multiple deaths to each side, then lots of disagreeing and chaos can happen very quickly
Without government people wold do anything they wanted the country would go into civil war. Any country would be able to attack us. Jobs would be lost for basicly everyone. Laws wouldn't exist, murder, robbery, and other crimes would be common. That is why government is needed. Trevor G W
Everybody says that it would be crazy and chaotic without government. Maybe they are right, but we do not know that for sure. We have not always had a government since the beginning. Man created it. So why not at least try for a non-governed country. If other countries can then why couldn't we? We don't know what it would be like. That is a fact, but I don't think that we should just assume it would be terrible. I believe that humans would be able to keep a stable environment without being governed.
Government and the Initiation of Force
Government is predicated upon the initiation of force. For example, if you were to stop paying your taxes, you would get a letter from the IRS saying you owe such and such amount. They would keep sending you these letters for a while, but eventually they would send a group of men with badges and guns to throw you in a cage for not giving this institution YOUR money.
Laws in a Stateless Society
Courts are often crowded because of overcriminalization (prosecuting individuals for victimless crimes) and there is no price associated with criminal cases. Cases often get plea bargained because prosecutors have an incentive to have high conviction rates, not to serve their clients since they are paid by the state. This often means that crimes that are easier to prosecute get more attention.
Also you have the current problem where people sue each other willy nilly. This problem could be solved by simply requiring the person who brings suit to pay for the defendant's legal expenses if the defendant is proven innocent of any wrongdoing.
Also the victim of a crime in our current system gets screwed twice. Once by the offender who perpetrated the crime, then again by the state, which confiscates his wealth in order to pay for the prosecution and housing of the criminal. Historically private law was centered around compensating the victim financially.
In absence of a state professional judges would emerge that would make decisions based on a commonly established practices which could be codified into a law book. This would be analogous to how dictionaries codify definitions for words, you don’t need a central body to come up with new words and definitions, language emerges spontaneously. So too, law would be established in this way and in fact this is what English common law is based on, communal law that was established and accepted by the community. Similarly customs would emerge for the amount of times you can appeal, based on the crime committed.
Private law would solve many of the above problems listed. It would eliminate overcriminalization (it would be unlikely that someone would bring suit against someone for using drugs), it would focus on restitution and lawyers would be working for the victims instead of simply working for a high conviction rate.
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Police in a Stateless Society
It is an illusion that police keep us safe in our current society. They are typically not proactive and usually respond after a crime has already taken place. Also if the police were so good at their jobs why do businesses find it necessary to hire security guards, buy security systems, cameras, alarm systems, safes, and complex locks. Why are their private investigators, forensic labs, etc?
The reason these things exist is precisely because police don’t actually deter crime. In fact they have no incentive too. Instead of relying on consumers to demonstrate demand for security services, police are forced on the public and often, since they have a monopoly on the use of force are often abusive towards their “customers” instead of serving and protecting them. If a police officer assaults an individual people automatically assume that the officer is justified and there is no recourse for the victim. If an alarm service company sent out one of its officers to your home and he assaulted you, you would likely stop patronizing that company, sue the company as well as the individual, and write a nasty review of the company on Angie’s list. Unfortunately you can’t stop patronizing your local police station if one of its officers assaults you, you will usually be assumed to be in the wrong unless you record the incident and you will usually be the one who gets into trouble.
In the absence of a state security firms, alarm companies, private investigators, and private forensic labs would proliferate and provide the services that police currently do, only much cheaper and much better.
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Consider the article above: 80% of high school graduates in New York City coming into community college failed the entry test and had to relearn basic skills. The reason our education system is so poor is precisely because the government does such a poor job educating children.
The schools that perform poorly are rewarded with more money (this is reminiscent of the wall street bailouts). This practice creates moral hazard. If education was privatized the schools would have to compete for parent’s dollars. The schools that receive the most patronage are those that would provided the best education for the cheapest price and competition would drive prices down and education quality up. Also if you care about the poor being educated wouldn’t you voluntarily donate to schools that educate the poor? If not, then you are a hypocrite, if so then there is no need for government to be involved in education anyway.
I am not trying to reinvent the wheel here so this is just a brief expose on why we don’t need government. For more on how we can have order in absence of a state see my links above as well as below.
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Actually Somalia is Doing Better without a state (see this article: http://mises.Org/daily/5418/Anarchy-in-Somalia)
Life expectancy, adult literacy, death rate and GDP per capita has increased in the absence of a state.
When we compare a stateless society to a society with a state we need to compare apples to apples, ie Somalia with a state vs. Somalia without a state or countries similar to Somalia. It wouldn't make sense to compare Somalia with the US because Somalia is a “developing nation” and wouldn't have a standard of living comparable to the US even if it had a state.
We've been convinced that government is necessary for our entire lives, mainly by governments. In fact, governments cause more problems than they prevent. Prior to a UN requirement that Somalia have a formal government, Somalia was a nation without leadership. Things were peaceful there. With the UN requirement that a government be instituted came the power hungry. That's just a single case.
Why are supermarkets orderly? Are there police officers negotiating the traffic? No. People voluntarily create implicit rules among themselves because it's beneficial to do so. No government is needed. Government is the most violent institution that has ever existed. Millions killed by government in the past century. Look at the US in the middle east having killed over 100K in the past decade alone. Government is a monopoly on socially sanctioned violence in a given geographic area. It is not needed and it is mostly harmful and a complete disgrace.
I guess it's a bad argument to say that the US government is corrupt and violent.
People hinge on the idea that the state would become chaotic, but I'm not really sure about that.
Media says so, and we believe it, but is there really much evidence?
I mean, I'm vaguely libertarian. I think people have the potential to manage the I own affairs.
In many ways, government is theorized to make this process more efficient, but there's not good reason to suggest that people are incapable of behaving decently in a leaderless society.
People have a tendency toward government, which is fine.
Government isn't necessary: it just helps if it's done right.
Look at the Shire in Tolkien's classics. Absolutely no governing body whatsoever, yet it is the home of the happiest, most content people of Middle Earth. Now look at Gondor, Rohan, Mordor. The reason chaos is loose among them is the presence of these "Kingdoms", which are set up for the sole purpose of satisfying a man's desire to control another man. Control is the key word here. Man likes to Control. But if Man were to accept that all men were created equal, and to put it colloquially, "get along", government is a superfluous impediment to society. This is all ideal, of course.
I think that the government isn't necessary because many people already disrespect it. For example people already use illegal drugs and children still drink alcohol under age. Almost everybody drives over the speed limit and do illegal things while driving. A lot of the things that the government does are unnecessary to the american people.