Retaliation yes, regulation no
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Submitted by Harry Binswanger (United States), Jan 5, 2019 23:15
I'm in favor of government--but only as the agency for protecting rights. That means using retaliatory force--the police and military--against force that has been initiated by some party. Regulation is preventive law: "prove to us that you are not going to act wrongly." It's an improper exercise of government power (and didn't exist for the first century of the U.S.) because it holds the citizen guilty and demands that he satisfy some board of his innocence.
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