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Ended:09/12/19
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We have been discussing in class "Is Government Necessary?"  I want you to take a position as to whether you would rather live under a government or rather live without a government.  You will need to explain why you have made the choice that you have made.  Your response should be a minimum of 10 sentences.  You also must make a comment on someone else's response. This "comment" should be a minimum of 5 sentences.  You should not use anyone's name in your responses.  You receive 10 points for a well thought out response, and 5 points for a well-developed comment on someone else's response.  This is due by Wednesday, September 11th by midnight.  

Yes

Side Score: 138
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No

Side Score: 66
2 points

I think that having a government is necessary because allows organization and control in our society. A government is needed to keep the people under control. We have laws to lay out what we can and can’t do. Without laws, we would have no limitations which could lead to an unorganized and chaotic lifestyle. Nowadays, not all people have the maturity to make smart decisions on their own without having limitations. I believe that our government is successful because we have laws to create boundaries, but we also have freedoms so that people don’t feel that they have no say in what is being decided. Another reason that government is important is that we need defense against outside forces. It is important that citizens feel safe and protected. Without a government, we would not be able to have a strong defense because the government produces goods and services, such as roads and national defense. I support having a government because it provides us with the control that we need.

Side: Yes
1 point

I agree with your statement said in your argument. With out government there would be no public services. This would have the people fall ill and cause cities and towns to fall apart. There would also be no defense to protect the people. I 100% agree with you

Side: Yes
JamesDD(232) Disputed Banned
3 points

With out government there would be no public services.

Maddeningly, you provide not the slightest explanation for why you believe it to be the case that people are incapable of organising themselves without the oversight of government. I find your premise to be astonishing given that it is the organisation of people which led to the very government (and hence public services) you are defending!!!

Your empty claim works just the same if we substitute the word "government" for "king", "queen" or "emperor". Without the emperor there would be no public services. How about that?

Side: No
1 point

I agree with what you are saying entirely. An absolute lack of laws would cause some (not all) people in a society to act in violent ways if there are no organized police squads formed without government aid. In addition, you make a strong point that there would be a lack of a strong military in an anarchist society, leaving it open to invasions and takeovers by other states. Without taxes, the quality of public services would decrease as well. Finally, most people want to live, structured, orderly, safe lives, which a government can provide.

Side: Yes
jimbocloud(2) Disputed Banned
2 points

In addition, you make a strong point that there would be a lack of a strong military in an anarchist society, leaving it open to invasions and takeovers by other states.

With respect, your appeal to paranoia is just so primitive and stupid.

Firstly, a "strong military" makes you a direct threat to other states, leading them to build their own "strong military" until the eventual result is either an all-out war for dominance, the destruction of the species, or a Cold War standoff with millions of lives at risk.

Secondly, and perhaps more pertinently, never in the recorded history of mankind (at least not to my meager knowledge) has any invader not had to deal with the military of the state he is invading. Hence, your premise that the military will keep you safe from invaders is about as false as they ever get. An invader would have to be seriously struggling in the aptitude department to presume the place he intends to invade will not be defended.

The problem you Americans seem to have generally (and it is almost certainly because of pro-gun propaganda) is in distinguishing attack from defence. Armies are for attacking other armies, not for building defensive shields around you to protect you from harm. The average American's confusion between these two concepts is perhaps one of the most pernicious, if not outright puzzling, aspects of contemporary life.

Side: No
0 points

I agree with your thoughts on government being necessary. We absolutely need our government to keep the peace among the people. It is very important to have boundaries which are made by the government. The government is needed to keep the peace of the people and the country as a whole. I completely agree with what youre saying about how we need government.

Side: Yes
jimbocloud(2) Disputed Banned
2 points

We absolutely need our government to keep the peace among the people.

You have the highest incarceration rate in the entire world, idiot. Your government's idea of keeping the peace is putting everyone in jail.

Side: No
1 point

I agree with your thoughts that government is necessary. I agree because your right that we need government to keep the peace among the people. It's important to have law to keep people safe and alive. The government is needed to protect people,save lives and keep people happy. I agree with you about how we need a government.

Side: Yes
1 point

I would rather live under a government for a variety of reasons. First off, living without a government would cause disorganization throughout the whole country. People wouldn't know who to look up to. In addition to that, people wouldn't know who is looking out for us as citizens. With no government means no military, which essentially ends up being every man for himself. With a government, this would not be an issue, and there would be strength in organization and unity. In addition to not being organized, there also would be no higher organization over all citizens to help us when we need it. Veterans would get no help when they need rehabilitation and therapy. The secret service wouldn't be looking out for us overseas when we don't even know we need the help. With no government, so many things would be unleashed on us that we aren't even aware of. The government deals with the country's problems on a daily basis, and without it, they would fall upon citizens, and we wouldn't have a single clue what to do without a government.

Side: Yes
1 point

I support this argument and everything it says for many reasons. People will be looking for someone to look up to and have someone to take care of everyone. Not everyone can provide for themselves and it is important to have a government to ensure that everyone feels taken care of and protected. There is no way that the citizens of the country would be able to handle all of the responsibilities that the government does. This is why the government is needed to handle things that are out of our knowledge. Everyone should feel protected with a strong military that can protect us.

Side: Yes
1 point

You make a great point here. We wouldn’t know what to do and nothing would make sense. It would all be absolute chaos. There would be no help or order to the country. Like you said it would be “every man for himself” and all order would be lost.

Side: Yes
1 point

While I, personally, think the government is doing a lot of harm at the current time, I think we need it. I mean... think about it; without a government we would have no way to be protected from other countries and from crime inside our country, we would have no way to trade with other countries, and in the end we would have no structure what so ever. So while we think we could do better on our own, we need it. It just needs some improvements.

Side: Yes
20220595(2) Clarified
1 point

Why is the government harming us? they provide us services like infastructure, medical, utilities services, and many more services. Also, they keep peope in order by enforcing laws and having politicians running our nation. Then, our government invests our tax dolars into improving our servies listed above to give us a better life. Our government helps people follow laws and give freedoms to give people the best possible life. In conclusion i believe you're right about the government being necessary, but I believe they don't do harm to us.

Side: Yes
1 point

I agree with your argument. I also think that we need a government to deal with foreign affairs. It would be too difficult for a governmentless state to respond to war fare. With a government, people stay safe.

Side: Yes
1 point

I would rather live in a world that is being organized by a government. If we did not have a government too many things would be out of place. There would be no laws, which most people think sounds fun but in reality, if you have no laws then anyone can doing anything they want without having the least amount of punishment. To go along with having no laws, we also would have no justice system meaning that being innocent until proving guilty would probably go out the window. If we have no justice system then criminals could be able to walk the street, and people who have done nothing wrong could be falsely accused of something they didn't do.

No government also meaning no local government which would mean no police force, or any departments that are at city hall, like sanitation, and public works which are in place to protect citizens of a town. If we had no government we would have no taxes which would mean that none of these departments would be funded anymore. this meaning that we would't have clean water, safe roads, trash trucks, or even 911. So if you had a fire or were in a car accident, then you wouldn't have the fire and rescue to safe you. If we had no government then we would be living in a considerably more dangerous world and we need the government to make sure that everything is running safely and smoothly.

Side: Yes
1 point

I agree with your opinion on the criminal justice system. Though I didn't touch upon it much in my response, I think it's clever how you mentioned that innocent people could be targeted for no good reason. Not only would this bring more danger and unfairness to our society, but it would prevent good people from assisting in our evolution. This means that we may not be able to adapt to changing circumstances, which could make us prey of many things (not just humans). If this were to become reality, the human race may dissolve as a whole and possibly become extinct.

Side: Yes
1 point

I believe that the presence of a government is absolutely necessary. It is a system that manages to maintain order and peace within our nation, and we would most likely dissolve into chaos without it. Without safety inspections, we would most likely have contaminated water as well as unlivable conditions in our homes. Without traffic laws, car crashes would be much more frequent, and poor care for roads could result in further automobile damage. While we wouldn't have to pay taxes, that would also mean that the government wouldn't be able to anyone else's needs, thus eliminating banks and organized cash flow. The absence of these systems could potentially result in a loss of currency, as well as the loss of jobs, which could lead to a nation-wide state of poverty. This would mean that police officers would eventually become extinct, leaving criminals to run free. With the addition of stealing and murdering, our community would quite possibly become a terrible wasteland. This chaos could most likely spread across the rest of the world, leading to complete disorder. However, a fair, peace-keeping force would provide assistance in this situation. With the assistance of our government, we can manage to maintain a safe, useful national system in which we can reside in ideal conditions.

Side: Yes
ThePeanut(8) Disputed Banned
2 points

It is a system that manages to maintain order and peace within our nation

You know that there was a civil war in America, right?

Side: No
1 point

I agree with your statement, the government is absolutely necessary so that we can maintain order and tranquility. The examples of chaos that would occur without a government can show government organization on an everyday basis. Without any of the laws in place, we would not be able to afford basic goods or depend on living in safety. I agree that the government causes tranquility because we are able to have an organization. We all have a routine that is working where we can depend on the safety and a successful cash flow. The government a lot of the citizen's problems every day, without it we would not be able to have the safety and organization we need.

Side: Yes
1 point

Our government is important for keeping our lives the way it is right now because without the government, our lives would be worse. For exampe, we would not have the necessary snaitary services we like and heavily rely on. Also, water, electricity, and other utilities arent gauranteed to be the way the are today and could become dangerous. The weather service and GPS arent going to work because both services are government services. There are no reguations and inspectors are here to make sure all our products are 100 percent safe. Without the government, we would not be able to have safe infastructure, especiallly roads. Since there wont be any laws without government, people can do anything they want and desire. Witout government, you wont be gauranteed certified medications and government which could mean that you can end up with bad dictors and medications. You wont be able to acsess emergency services because the services are ran by the government. No banks and financial aids are available since those were ran by by the government. In conclusion, the life of the average person would be worse without government.

Side: Yes
ThePeanut(8) Disputed Banned
2 points

without the government, our lives would be worse. For exampe, we would not have the necessary snaitary services we like and heavily rely on.

I honestly have never heard anything so plainly ridiculous. Are you perhaps unaware that people build and maintain sanitary services? Not government. People.

Side: No
1 point

There are several reasons why a government is needed. First of all, without it, the nation would be in complete chaos. There would be no laws, no one to control the people, and anyone could just do whatever they want. This means murders would happen all the time, and no one would be safe. Without a government to protect them, the country could be invaded, or any type of crime could be committed. Also, there would be no maintenance, so everything would be in disrepair. Additionally, there would be no regulations, so anyone could be cheated, you couldn't trust your food or water, and there would be even more chaos. There would also be much more conflict because there would be no government to stop it and people would be fighting for power. The government actually does much more than most people realize, and without it, the world would be in shambles. In conclusion, the government is extremely necessary because it keeps nations from going into disrepair and chaos.

Side: Yes
1 point

Government is necessary. There are many reasons to support this. A government ensures that all people have their basic ends met. The government takes care of simple things like making sure the garbage is cleaned up and also having a pure supply of water. Without the government, many citizens would become very ill which leads to chaos because people have no way of taking care of themselves. Another reason is that without a government there would be no laws or any regulations. This causes extreme danger and chaos for everyone. Having laws keep us protected and held accountable for bad actions. Without the government, people would do anything they desired which causes terrible things to happen. The government provides justice. If someone does something illegal, the judicial branch will make sure the right person is being punished for the right crime. This is very important to keep people accountable. Government also provides the access of basic public education everyone deserves and should obtain. Everyone should have the chance to know how to read and write. Without a government, the countries citizens will become less and less educated. Another strong reason, is a defense or a military. The government provides a military to act as a defense for us and to keep us safe. The idea of having no government makes it very easy for other countries to take over and to be at war with us because we wouldn't have any control or a strong military to protect ourselves with. The governments police also protect us from internal threats like organized crime. Having no government would eventually lead to no people living within that country anymore. The government keeps us safe, healthy, and protected. These are all basic things that everyone wants to ensure are being taken care of. Without a government, everything would quickly break down leading to chaos and potentially death. Government keeps us all in check and taken care of to the best we can be.

Side: Yes
1 point

I would rather live under a government then without one at all. One reason being that it provides us with laws. The laws that it provides us helps keep us safe and it gives society a structure that is needed. Government also provides us with order to help to maintain peace. For example it gives us police and firefighters etc- to help maintain peace and protection as well. Another reason why we should have a government is it because it provides children with basic need education. Another reason we need a government is it provides us with protection against security threats. Another reason why we need a government is it makes it so that no one person can have all the power it makes sure everyone is heard. Government also provides people with things. Things it provides us with are things like new roads, money need for schools etc-. Another reason we need a government is it just helps keep order in our country.

Side: Yes
0 points

I agree with your statement, laws are important to keep peace in a country. Laws are also to prevent violence in dangerous cities or anywhere in the country. I also agree with you about having an education in a government to help educate young people. I agree with you when you talked about the "things" a government provides for the citizens. The government also gives the citizens rights. Overall, I agree with this statement.

Side: Yes
1 point

I believe, that this world without a formal government would be torn into pieces. With no laws, and citizens being allowed to do whatever they want this world would be so chaotic nothing would able to get done. Who will have jobs, who will take control of currency, and who will even be able to live their lives without having to worry about their own needed safety. Without any government system, who would defend the citizens from other attacking countries. Also, who would interact with other countries to get the supplies we need to live. To add on, who will take care of our new found technology, after lots of hard work by other citizens all of that would go into complete waste. Also, who will develop and create new technology to better advance our society. Lastly, with no laws people of society can torture the life of humans and even animals. Along with that all of our supplies will be fought for between other humans causing a mass amount of deaths completely destroying society. To wrap it up, without any sort of government this world would be torn into pieces.

Side: Yes
1 point

I highly support the idea of a government. The lack of a government would bring up such madness and chaos which people would not be able to bare. Any government is better than no government. The idea of living in unity in a state and having such a thing called the government is man's most genius creation. Government protects the people in its state, it controls things like medication and food so that they are trustworthy, and most importantly it organizes money from the people and establishes schools and roads. Without a government people are open to attack and the state is extremely vulnerable. No taxes means no army to protect the territory. We would not know if the food we eat, medication we take, and the water we drink are safe to take in without a government telling us that it is. These things we think are safe could poison us and kill us. No taxes also mean no school which would cause the upcoming generation to be uneducated. And even if there would be private schooling institutions it would be hard to get there because there would be no roads and there would also not be any public transportation. Also, without a government there would be no standardized punishment for crime. So everyone would be in danger at all times. Their property would also be worthless because it could be taken away at any time by anybody with a stronger power. To conclude, a state that lacks a government would not be a state at all. It would be a land ruled by fear and chaos.

Side: Yes
1 point

I would rather live under a government for multiple reasons. The sole purpose of a government is to protect people from conflict and to create a set of rules. Although having a government hasn't completely stopped conflict from occurring, it has established justice and unison. Having a government has created organization on several levels. Money serves as a medium of exchange and determines a country's economic wealth. Without a government, there wouldn't be any sort of currency. Also, sovereignty is an important right created by the government because without it, citizens would be unprotected by threatening countries. Law and order were created by the government to bring justice to those negatively affected by others. Without rules and guidelines, our country would be very unsafe and unorganized causing inequality in society. Most importantly, a person with knowledge and responsibility is placed in power over the country. Having a president is an organized way of distributing power because our country gets to vote fairly and then the president makes important decisions that we as citizens cannot make.

Side: Yes
1 point

Having a government is necessary. The government is responsible for not only the big things, like international affairs, law making, collecting taxes, etc, but also regulating food and water, the economy, creating jobs, and allowing for easy everyday functions. With no government comes a deteriorating food supply, with irrigation, and balanced plowing and harvests, agricultural growth is not only difficult to do intelligently, but expensive, the government insures a baseline that is built upon by farmers to insure safety for consumers, the environment, and the animals. With no regulations on farming, the amount of pollution from farms could be destructive, nitrogen runoff in water sources would make water polluted, and with out government regulations on water, safe water to drink with, bathe in, or cook with would become practically nonexistent. Any manufactured good would also be tainted, seeing as the government makes sure that things are safe to use, and buying from a local source would also be tricky because you would have to judge purely based on the honor system. The economy would crash completely due to unlinked chains of distribution. The class system would become polarized, people with money will continue to have it, and to make more and more from those who have less of it, the middle class will be destroyed. The government is necessary to everyday function as people of the modern world, and with out it there would be no way to sustainably live.

Side: Yes
1 point

I would prefer to live in a society with a government for many reasons. Starting with the fact that our government causes our society to run more smoothly with the number of policies that it creates. Another reason that our government is beneficial is because it has branches such as the judicial to settle disputes between citizens. The base of our government is our constitution and without it, our society would not have the structure to keep everyone in line and doing what they're supposed to be at all times. A government, in our case a democracy, also offers a portion of power to its people through allowing us citizens to vote. Without it, not many people would have a say in the decisions that get made for our country. This could leave unreliable people in charge of our countries decisions potentially hurting our country. Another reason to be appreciative of a government is for the sake of health. The government watches over the institutions that offer assistance to our health such as hospitals, doctor's offices, or any others. They also regulate the things that we put into our bodily systems to confirm that everything we eat is safe. All in all, a government provides structure, order, and overall safety to its people who would otherwise be doomed without it.

Side: Yes
1 point

Having a government is necessary for several reasons. One reason is that having a government helps to divide power up among the people in the country. For example, in the United States the power is divided among the 3 branches which helps so that no one can abuse power. Another reason is that having a government helps to keep countries safe. If there was no government, then there would be no safety regulations on products which would lead to many people getting injured. Also it would be unsafe without the government because no one would collect taxes so that they can keep the water supply clean and able to be drank. An additional reason why having a government is necessary is because it helps to keep the country organized. Without a government, people would just do whatever they want and there would not be any structure in the country. A Final reason is that the government gives people rights. If we didn't have a government that makes laws for the people, African Americans could still be living in slavery. Instead since there is a government, dark skinned people have just as many rights as whites. Those are reasons as to why it is deemed necessary to have a government.

Side: Yes
1 point

I believe that without a government our nation would not be able to function properly. Starting off with the fact that millions of people would be out of jobs. These jobs are ones such as medical professionals like EMTs. Without government there would be no response teams during emergencies. Along with that there would be many more accidents and incidents due to the idea of no laws in our society to "scare" people out of doing things. All because of the fact that there would be no enforced punishments. Also, jails currently holding violent criminals would be closed leaving these people to roam free and possibly free to preform more violent behaviors. Finally, our government offers us protect from other countries. If need be we have an extremely powerful and well organize military. If the government was taken away that military and organization is likely to follow leaving us as a country very valuable for attack.

Whether people realize it or not each one of us depends so heavily on the government and without it there would be total chaos.

Side: Yes
1 point

I think we should have a government because they provide us with benefits and services. First the government provides us with public transportation. For example, imagine trying to go to Boston, MA but you don't have a car, you would ride a train. When you go on field trips you take a school bus. Basically if we did not have a government, we would not have any public transportation. Another example of a benefit that the government provides us would be good road conditions. Now you would think that would not be a benefit, but imagine the roadways in bad condition with loads of potholes. Your car would get very damaged, so if the government did not have a contract with an infrastructure company our roads would be in bad condition. Lastly, one more example of a service the government provides us is garbage pick-up. If the government did not have a contract with a garbage company, then all our garbage would be piling up out of our garbage cans. Overall, the government help us us in many ways with public transportation and contracts to help keep our country clean.

Side: Yes
1 point

Governments are critical to a safe and well-functioning society. Without governments, there would be no defined laws or regulations to keep people safe. For example, laws in the United States secure things like consumer protection, homeland security, child welfare, and private information. These are only a few examples of the things laws protect. Without them, people would constantly be at risk. Also, regulations set by the government contribute to a safe society. Everything from food, infrastructure, medicine, and consumer goods all have regulations set on them to promote the welfare of the people. In addition, no government also means no form of currency; this means that people would need to either obtain resources through trade or stealing since money would have no value. Finally, societies with governments allow for things like public education and investing in science. If there really was no government, people wouldn't care for learning, since their safety would be their topmost priority. This means that over time literacy rates could drop and society as a whole could revert to some sort of contemporary "Dark Ages" era.

Side: Yes
1 point

I think that government is necessary for many reasons. One reason is that without government there would be no medicines because the government is in charge and funds medications. Another reason government is necessary is because of transportation. Without the government public transportation and street laws would not be funded therefore the streets would be complete chaos. Another reason is that there would be no hospitals because all hospitals are government funded. This would cause spread of disease and injury. Another reason is that there would be no military. Without the military many people would be without jobs and our country would be prone to invasion. The final reason is that all businesses would be private. This would cause a loss of jobs and a drop in the economy.

Side: Yes
SeverusSnape(151) Disputed Banned
1 point

without government there would be no medicines

The government isn't the only thing that can "fund medications" nor is it the only thing that does so in present times. Also in a pre or post monetary society, medicines don't need funding at all nor do they need to be payed for.

Another reason government is necessary is because of transportation. Without the government public transportation and street laws would not be funded

Another reason the playstation is necessary is because you need it to play games. Nevermind the Xbox, it doesn't exist, playstation is the only system you can play games on.

You are completely ignorant of the possibility of a society without a state or money because you don't know how to question authority and see through social constructs.

all hospitals are government funded.

Wrong.

Another reason is that there would be no military.

Because there is no such thing as an organized army or militia which is based on some sort of tribal system or is anarchist. Nothing would exist without the state.

The final reason is that all businesses would be private.

The government is owned by private institutions, it's called plutocracy.

Side: No
1 point

In 2019 it is very much so that our nation has a government and would be complete anarchy without one. One example of why government is necessary is for regulations on almost everything we do, such as driving on the public roads and eating food that is not safe to eat. In addition to regulations our government also gives out services for all of its tax payers. Think about education, everyone in our nation can attend a public school for grades k-12 at almost no cost besides paying taxes. Also we have Emergency services or EMS for when we need help when in danger. Violence and gangs would run the streets but thankfully in a nation with a government we have the police to make sure these things don't happen all the time. In addition to having police to catch the criminals they need the government to create a judicial system to give justice to those involved with crimes and to keep the bad guys away which would happen if we didn't have a government. Governments also have to deal with foreign countries that want to trade with us or become our Allie. However at times foreign nations could attack us and a strong national government would be needed to protect us from them by organizing a military. In the end our life would be awful without a government to ensure our well being through roads and schools along with many other things.

Side: Yes
1 point

I believe that the government is essential. I believe this because without the government there would be no regulations. For example no one would be regulating the food we eat or the water we drink and that would lead to many health problems. Also Roads, bridges, public schools, and health care would all be almost nonexistent in the world without government. Also there would be no fair judicial system and when disputes happen most likely it would end in death or major destruction of property. Next there is no people regulating the economy. This would make people able to price gauge and rip people off by not using correct measurements at establishments like gas stations. There would be sewage and trash overflowing all over the place because there wouldn't be any government run facilities to dispose of our waste. Without government widespread epidemics could easily occur because of no food quality checks or vaccines being available. Because of all these reasons I believe we need government.

Side: Yes
1 point

I believe that in today's society, a government is necessary for each and every one of our own well-being. There are many reasons for my argument including to continue to keep the United States organized and safe. Organization is an extreme benefit to our country, and without the government it would be almost impossible to stay orderly. One way the government helps to keep our lives methodical is by monitoring and maintaining the food and water's sterilization for the good of all citizens' health. The government also provides society with trustworthy employees because of the education and record/ background-checks requirements. This is imperative due to occupations like doctors, so people know that they are able to trust what the proper health precautions to take etc. Secondly, the government keeps our country safe in many different and crucial ways. One way is by making sure that people follow the law to prevent crimes. The government ensures this by punishing those who choose to commit crimes which helps to intimidate those who try to follow that path. Secondly the government provides the option for citizens to join the military which protects the country from all external harm. In conclusion, I maintain the opinion that the government is critical for our lives in today's world.

Side: Yes
1 point

I believe that having a government is extremely necessary in having a successful country. A government provides structure and security, and without it, the country would be in complete,utter chaos. The first reason why government is needed is because it funds the country. People always complain about how they have to remove money out of their own paychecks to contribute to taxes. Taxes can be a pain, but without it and other donations towards the government, the country wouldn't be able to pay for immensely important causes, for instance, education, military, unemployment, etc. The second reason why a government is necessary is because it could possibly turn into to a dictatorship. Without out a government to share/ spread the power, one or a small group of people would eventually take power and gain complete control. Instead of the people being able to make decisions, involving the government, the people would have no say at all. The final example of why a government is needed is because, without it it makes the country more vulnerable towards foreigners. Without a stable form of security, other countries would easily be able to take advantage of foreign affairs, and or worst have the opportunity to take full control of that country. Having a government is extremely necessary, there is no room for instability.

Side: Yes
1 point

I think that the government is an absolute necessity to our society and that without it we simply could not function. Without the government, we would have no access to any of the many services it provides us with, such as trash collectors, public education teachers, and any type of government held role. The government and it's many different laws and regulations has kept our country in balance for a long time. Many people might say that having no government would be nice because of no taxes and other positives, but the need for different public services provided for us outweighs that. If we had no public education, no children would be able to get a education for future jobs, and the only jobs available would be the private company jobs. We also would have very little safety guidelines, such as no rules or regulations with driving cars. Another thing we wouldn't have is any way of checking any of our food for diseases, and no way to safely know if it is okay to drink certain unfiltered water. Even simple and small things such as traffic lights would not be able to work without the government. Regarding bigger issues, we would be in absolute chaos when trying to run our country without some type of leader or government representatives. Lastly, we wouldn't even have the services to see any type of weather, or to beware of severe natural disasters. Overall, the government is absolutely necessary for our country or any country for that matter to properly run a society.

Side: Yes
1 point

In my opinion, it is best to live under a government for several reasons. First of all, a government helps keep peace and order within our country. Without a government, there would be a higher chance of chaos and violence on the daily. There would also be no regulations on anything. This means there is nobody checking to see if our food is safe to eat or our water is safe to drink. Meaning people could put whatever they want in our food products before releasing them to the public or we could be drinking raw sewage. Another point is that there are no laws which means people would always be getting hurt. Whether it’s running a red light or speeding way over the speed limit, it could end up in serious injuries, but without a government there is no hospital to go to. Even if there was some form of a hospital, who knows if the people working in it would be qualified? That goes to almost any normal job today because anybody could say they are qualified, but have absolutely no idea what they are doing.

Side: Yes
1 point

I highly agree with your statement; you are right that the government keeps the peace for our society in many ways. Like without government, there are higher chances of chaos and violence society. The government helps people with their daily life according to what you just said in the text. So we need a government in our society to keep peace in the country. And stay out of violence and other poor society.

Side: Yes
jimbocloud(2) Disputed Banned
2 points

you are right that the government keeps the peace

No, he isn't right. Your "government" is unanimously thought of by the other nations of the world to be the biggest single threat to world peace. See:-

Polls: US Is 'the Greatest Threat to Peace in the World Today

https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2017/08/07/polls-us-greatest-threat-to-peace-world- today/

You are talking about a government which started two completely illegal wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, during which close to a million innocent people died. In which universe is that keeping the peace?

Your number one problem is ignorance.

Side: No
1 point

The government is necessary for many reasons. One is the safety of the people. If no one is in control of stuff, there are gonna be many problems including sewage, trash, and electricity. Overtime people are gonna have to take care of it themselves. Also they are people that will harm others and cause chaos. There will be anarchy. People will die because of no hospitals. The government is a big part of our everyday lives. Taking our trash away and giving us water and electricity is an example. The government is very important.

Side: Yes
1 point

I Believe that having no government would lead the country into chaos. My reasoning is that there would be little to no public service such as medical care, garage collecting, etc. This would led to mass unemployment rates for jobs. There would be high demand for supplies such as food and other goods and services.This would also led to currency becoming useless(In the Country with no government). And If other Countries still have a government this would be like Wiemar Republic (Germany post WW1) Where there currency (marks) become useless because of mass production of the currency which lowers its value which would led to low imports because no one wants a low valued item. I also think that there would be people trying to form there own governments to stop the chaos. With no government there would be no service to to keep the cities/town up to date like building codes and keeping roads smooth.This will also led to a mass crime wave because theirs is no laws stop people from harming others. These people will probably steal anything that has value such as food and water. In conclusion Will need government to keep people safe and have there need meant.

Side: Yes
1 point

Of cource government is important. Think about it, with no government what would we have. We would have so much less then we do now. We would have no way of trading with other countries. Plus would people really be cut out for jobs? If theres no government, there is now law... so people wouldn't have to go to school to get the right degree's for jobs. Over all, we would fall apart without a government.

Side: Yes
1 point

Honestly I think it's very hard to tell which way it could go. I think there are positives and negatives to both sides. Pro- we wouldn't have taxes. Con- we would have no currency leading to fights over supplies. Pro- with no currency there are no social classes. Con- we wouldn't have qualifications for jobs, leading to people not knowing how to do important jobs. Overall, there are both good and bad sides.

Side: Yes
1 point

Living under a government system appeals to me because without it there would be mass chaos and safety issues. The government provides us with organization and structure, so without it our nation would be lost. One of the biggest problems that I would have with the absence of a government is not feeling safe. There would be no regulations or laws concerning use or purchase of guns, homicide, or health safety. People would run rampant and no jails or prisons would be able to run or provide rehab for people. Food and hygiene would also be an issue, because regulations that protect the commonwealth would not be enforced. Having a government also allows people to have freedoms, but it creates boundaries that keep us in line. With the lack of a system, what is considered okay would have no limitations and living on a day to day basis would be scary. Another important topic to bring up is that no higher power would be established, meaning that if any person wanted to, they could self- appoint themselves as a dictator, and our country could go from not having any government, to having a horrible system with an abusive leader. So, I think that having a government is crucial to our survival, and I wouldn't want to live in a nation without one.

Side: Yes
1 point

i would most definitely prefer to live in a society with a stable government then one without one. At the core of a country, is its government. A strong government often leads to a strong country. It does the simplest things of keeping water running and roads paved, and the most difficult of things such as making laws and negotiating foreign affairs. Who handles these few tasks and the plently more I haven't listed if the government was non-existant? Furthermore, the government's job also includes the important task of keeping the country and its people stable. They do this by funding and organizing police, firefighters, EMS crews, etc. Once again, a fundamental part of modern life would be gone without the help of the government. In conclusion, government is a crucial part of our lives these days. To live in a society without it would be ignorant and damaging to modern society. There are just too many factors that wouldn't be abled to be met for a first world country to run successfully without a government.

Side: Yes
1 point

I believe that a government is necessary. First of all, regulations that the government enforces keeps consumer products safe and healthy. Without regulations on industry, it would be easier and more inviting for companies to take the cheaper route and not make the products safe for the consumer because they want to spend as little making the products as they can. For example, if governments didn't have rules about displaying the expiration dates of foods then consumers would be in danger because companies would see no benefit in getting rid of food when the consumer doesn't know it is no longer safe to eat. Along with regulations on products, the government is crucial in providing structure, efficiency, and organization in licensing or documentation processes. Although some may argue that government processes are slow, these processes ensure the highest amount of safety for citizens in the quickest possible time to ensure all this safety. For example, some may complain how long it takes to schedule a drivers test to get licensed but this time is worth the citizens lives who will be driving on the road safely because they have waited to be properly taught and licensed. Finally, in a world where territory and trade rights are crucial to a successful country, countries are always trying to find ways to better themselves in the trade world by overcoming others. Without a strong central government to provide military and unionization, we would be extremely vulnerable to other countries and easily taken advantage of because we would have no central leader and therefore no organization. All together, a country without government, especially in todays age, would not survive.

Side: Yes
1 point

I think having a government is necessary for our country and others too. To prove that we need a government, in our society are full of different of kind people, bad people, good people, or either of it. People lived in a community more massive and evolved throughout many centuries with different beliefs, religion, or even culture. If we live without government, involve, the world is going to facing chaos and warfare. For example, crime going to increase, and the world are going to full of violence. The government created Laws and providing justice for citizens. So we need Laws to control people from chaos. A government also help people with a formal cooperative organization like maintaining street or road for people and also dealing with natural disaster people. So a government jo was keeping people safe and have a peaceful life. Can you imagine that when you wake up and realize that there no government involved in our world and you see somebody in front of a doorway threaten you and tries to kill you. However, nobody want something like this to happen; without government, people will have the right to kill each other or do whatever they want. The whole of the population is going to get crazier and hard to control because there are no Laws, and people are not receiving punishment for what they did, the world is going to full of violence and chaos. The government also creates jobs and money; people need jobs to make money and money everything that everyone needs in life. So the government is necessary .

Side: Yes
1 point

I believe government is necessary. The government keeps order within a society, protects the people, and should defend their rights. Without the government there would be chaos. Government creates order. Laws are in place for the general welfare of the people. Having no set of guidelines would endanger the safety of everyone. Countries need rules similarly to a child. The government also runs the country. It is in charge of making important decisions. For example, going to war or not. The government also protects or territory. Our homes may be taken in a government-less society. Situations like this would cause fights. The government takes care of legal matters. Saving us many arguments that might end badly. Government establishes justice.

Side: Yes
1 point

Overall, the world would be chaotic if we did not have government. There would be no laws or regulations on what happens in the world. Things such as food from farms would not be regulated. The amount of pesticides would not be regulated by the government. This could be dangerous for the people. Sewage and water treatment plants would also not be regulated. Taking a shower or drinking water could be very harmful. As much as people may dislike paying taxes or taxes in general, we need them. Our taxes go to the government to fund things like our roads being paved or our schools. Also, government funded projects and buildings would no longer exist. As mentioned before, the roads would not be paved due to no taxpayer money going towards them. Laws of the road would also not exist, so driving can be extremely dangerous since there would be no police to enforce laws. Since we would have no government, only private companies would exist. Government companies like firefighters, police and Doctors would be a thing of the past. Smaller things, like national services would also be gone. Weather apps or national news and alerts would be gone as well. Life would basically be a free for all and a “help yourself” mentality among the people. Life with a government would be much better for everybody. People would be a lot safer, smarter and healthier. The Government keeps the peace and wellbeing of the people.

Side: Yes
1 point

I believe that having a government is necessary for many different reasons. One reason is that the government is one that can declare war. If we do not have a government than wars could easily break out when that doesn't need to happen. Another reason is that the government creates laws and orders for a reason. If we don't have laws some people will follow them but others won't care and break them which will cause chaos. For example: everyone is supposed to stop at stop lights, but if someone thinks that they can break that law because there is no government enforcing it, they might not stop at the light and keep going through and cause a crash to happen. On a different note, paying taxes is something that everyone hates to do but they benefit us in a more positive way! When we pay taxes that money goes into things that the people need. For example that money can be used to improve roads, provide welfare, support the military, etc. In the end, it is clear that having a government would end up being way more beneficial than not having a government at all.

Side: Yes
jimbocloud(2) Disputed Banned
2 points

I believe that having a government is necessary for many different reasons. One reason is that the government is one that can declare war. If we do not have a government than wars could easily break out

What the literal hell on Earth are you babbling about? Government is necessary because they can declare war, therefore without them we could easily find ourselves in a war?

Just wtf do they put in the drinking water over there? DMT?

Side: No
1 point

Having a government is one of the most crucial systems we as humans need. First it provides laws which in turn protects you from other people. It helps you understand what to do so everybody gets a chance. If no government was in place then criminals would rome free and huge gangs would form doing what they want with no one stopping them. We know proof that this happens because in some cities huge gangs form where there is little government control. We pay taxes which seems like it only benefits the government but in turn this money goes toward our essential needs like protection, clean water and food, and other basic needs. If there was no economy then we would need to hunt for food if we can find any and find clean fresh water. It would make the country "Strongest of the fittest". Although there would be no restrictions do things, these restrictions are there for good reasons. They are there to keep you and others safe. In conclusion this country needs a government to survive and without it life would be very difficult and a lot wont live very long.

Side: Yes
1 point

I think we should have a government, because the government is the reason we have clean water, food regulations, or even helping those in our community who need a hand. Although the government has it downs, they help our society today to work well in a system. Without a government there would simply be no order and other powers would rise.

Side: Yes
1 point

The government is necessary because it's responsible for the performance of a wide range of duties towards the welfare of its citizens. A government serves as a central governing authority for the people who form a country. People need a centralized authority that is the driving force in the growth and development of their nation.A government plays a major role in developing and maintaining security for the land and it's people. It is responsible for managing and regulating a country's economy and stabilizing it for the benefit of its citizens. Governments are established with the intent to increase the people's potential for survival and well being.

Side: Yes
1 point

I believe that government is necessary for several reasons. One reason being that government provides safety for all citizens. For example, we have laws that protect people on the roads, in the workforce, in school, etc. If we didn’t have these laws there would be no limits on what people are doing, causing more killing and drug issues to name a few. Next, there wouldn’t be an organized education system for kids so there are no teachers and faculty causing a shortage in job opportunities for money. All of this causes the value of money to go down since no one technically has to buy anything or has a job to make that money worth something. Also nothing would be safe since there aren’t daily checks on restaurants, sewage companies, etc. There would be lots of pollution and trash, unless some people decide to take it into their own hands which most likely will not happen bc our whole country would be like that. Finally, It would be taking away peoples freedom because there would be lots of killing so people wouldn’t even be able to go outside without being scared of losing their life to someone who may be angry at them. This would cause more fear than what people have today with all of the shootings.

Side: Yes
1 point

I believe that having a government is necessary, because without it, America would be a very dangerous place. One reason it would be dangerous is because there would be no government regulations. For example, we would not know if water was purified or food was safe to eat, because the government would not be there to hire people to inspect it. It would also be dangerous, because without a government to make laws, people could be murdering each other and committing violent crimes without fear of punishment. The government also could not protect us from outside forces such as countries coming to invade us. We would have no way to protect ourselves in an attack, so we would be very easy to take over. In addition, there would be nobody to send us emergency warnings if a natural disaster was coming to our country such as a hurricane or earthquake. Going along with this, the government would not be there to send money to help victims of disasters. Lastly, there would be nobody to help sick or injured people. Doctors, nurses, or EMT's could be importers that have no medical background, just looking for money. To conclude, without a government, the United States would be a horrible, chaotic, dangerous country.

Side: Yes
1 point

I would much rather live under a government for multiple reasons. The overarching goal a of a government is to keep the people safe. They do this by maintaining control and organization within the country. To do this, laws and regulations are made for people to follow in a government. The Social Contract theory supports the idea of having laws because the people have to give up a little bit of their freedom to keep themselves safe. The government does this by making rules for people to follow and allows you to settle disputes in court. This is better than not having a government because although there wouldn't be any laws you'd have to follow without a government, there is nothing to help protect you from harmful things. This includes dirty water and dangerous situations because there are no regulations to follow. Also, there couldn't be government funding for anything so people would have trouble making money. To go along with this, there wouldn't be money protect our country from outside forces. If we didn't have a government, the country would be in complete chaos and extremely unsafe.

Side: Yes
1 point

I would much rather live under a government for many reasons. One is the government gives out jobs in a bunch of ways, for example cleaning the water or checking for the disease in the meat we eat. This leads me to my next point, without a government, things would be nowhere as clean as if we did have a government. An example is a meat inspector, they check all the meat we eat. If we didn't have a government, we could be risking our lives eating bad meat. Another example is our water, if we have no goverment then our water would be dirty because our government check our water and cleans it so we don't die. With a government, however, our water is clean and My last reason why we should have a government is for our protection since we have a government we have a military which consists of the navy army and seals. Without a government, no of these branches nor military would exist. In conclusion, I believe that we should have a goverment and keep the one we have right now.

Side: Yes
1 point

A government is necessary to keep a country safe, under control, and organized. Without a government, the country wold be a mess. First, the government provides a military, which fights for our rights and fights against other countries for us. Without a government, there would be no military, and a country could invade us at anytime and there would be no one to stop them. Next, crime rates would increase. Since there would be no laws, people would go around killing each other every time they got into an argument. Also, more people would die because there would be no speed limits, background checks, and more like that. Lastly, the country would have dangerously unhealthy food and water. There would be no government employees to check the water supply and the produce/dairy products the come off of farms. Overall, a government is necessary to keep our country safe, controlled, and organized.

Side: Yes
1 point

Personally, I believe that having a government in the United States of America is essential. This is because we would need some sort of system to keep order and security of the people. If the government was non-existent, violence would rise with the non-existent reinforcements. With no regulations, corruption would overrule the common good. And as the government provides several public services, we would have to re-adapt to not depending on those services. For example, roads would become rougher and with no traffic lights, vehicle crashes and fatalities would tremendously increase. Alongside vehicle fatalities, anyone could also get away with murder. Getting away with murder would leave the security of the people harmed. Currently, the government gives security to the people through the laws we abide and handling foreign affairs of other countries. Without this protection, other countries or dictators could rise and take over our cherished land of the free. Another fault of no government would be the lack of money being made or processed. America runs on money as it drives most of our lives forward. Education would also no longer be available as there would be no rights claiming to it. Lack of education sought by the younger generation could lead to levels of intellectualism. Corruption would also surface in a more severe way as minorities would suffer with having little say or power. Because the government "somewhat" protects everyone equally (although debatable). To conclude, having a government is essential to our current century and time. Even though it might change in the future, the government keeps our country smoothly running in an orderly manner.

Side: Yes
2 points

I agree with your statement stating how without the government there would be no security, lack of money, and lack of education. Your statement about corruption didn't cross my mind but after reading your statement, I completely agree how badly it can affect the people. I also support the thought of how there would be an increase in vehicle crashes because of the rough roads not being treated. After analyzing your statement, I completely agree with the reasons you've given to support how we need a government.

Side: Yes
1 point

My position is yes, we need to have a government. I believe that we need to live under a government for multiple reasons, some of which benefit us who live under a government. First off, a government provides law and order to those who live under it. Many people do complain that some of the laws and orders are stupid, but they are there to help protect us and keep us from causing chaos. Without any laws or order, people would be able to commit any sort of crimes that are illegal under government laws and has the possibility of putting other innocent lives in danger. Our whole world would end up similar to The Purge since all crime would be legal without any laws or order restraining villainous behaviors. Second, the government is what gives us emergency services (which are paid in taxes). People think the government steals money from people in the form of taxes, but taxes are what make our lives better. Who wants to become endangered in a situation and be helpless? If you do endangered, without emergency services, you won’t be able to help yourself, since you don’t know how to recover. Third, the Government provides us with education, and makes us smarter. When people are uneducated, they are going to struggle in life and have no understanding in nature, as well as make many mistakes, and some could become serious. Finally, the government filters our water and keeps it clean from bacteria or disease. Without it, our water would be filled with bacteria and disease, and if we drink it, all of us would become severely ill and most likely die. Overall, I believe we need to live under a government, because it provides security, emergency services, education, and clean, usable water. Without government, none of these examples would exist, and the human race would be left to figure situations out on its own with no help, and it will most likely struggle to do so.

Side: Yes
1 point

In my opinion, it is necessary to establish a government to ensure the safety and well being of a civilization. Without a government, citizens would be deprived of safety regulations regarding food, water and other similar necessities, making everyday life unsafe. Not only that but no laws would be in place to protect people's safety or rights whatsoever. For example, if you were injured while doing your job, you wouldn't have workers compensation to help pay for medical costs. As well as constantly being in danger, there would be no formal education. So lets say you did get hurt on the job, you may not want to visit a doctor anyways, considering they would only have the knowledge they could provide for themselves, rather than a formal education from a medical school. Another issue would be lack of jobs. Almost all jobs are under some form of government, so in the event that there is no government, those jobs would disappear. Another safety issue would be lack of laws. For example, driving in a car would be extremely deadly because there would be no rules to follow. You wouldn't have to stop at red lights, you could turn wherever you want, you could even drive down the wrong side of the road and there would be nothing to stop you. Lack of a government would make everyday life extremely dangerous. Absolute freedom comes at the price of guaranteed rights and safety.

Side: Yes
1 point

I believe we need a government because without it there isn't control over the people. Without a government, there wouldn't be any public services or regulations. We would have to find new ways to do our daily occurrences such as disposing of garbage, education, dealing with sewage and transportation. No government also means people can do what they please. This could be a good thing but its mainly a bad thing. People who are "leaders" would want to create a dictatorship or overtake others. This would cause chaos, warfare, and an increase in deaths. The increase in deaths can also come from violence, lack of protection, and untrusted medicine. Having no government also means no treaties or deals with other countries. Communicating with others would be very difficult especially about the indication of the weather. All of these examples demonstrate how much we rely on the government. Overall, a government is necessary to keep order and security.

Side: Yes
1 point

I agree with your statements. Public services would need to be reinstalled into a life without government and even though we could self-manage, no one would willingly do free service. Order would be hectic, as you stated, because of the lack of authority. In addition to order, our security because of the mentioned regulation-less country. Overall, I support your claims as a government is essential to reinforce peace and order.

Side: Yes
1 point

I believe that having a government is completely necessary. While many may say that government is not necessary because nature didn't make us for governments, or that we will untie under less violence, they are completely wrong. Now, this is not an insult to those of this opinion, however it is just a mere statement of facts. If nature did not intend for us to make governments, then why force us into positions of governmental necessity, like the bubonic plague. In addition it is a complete misunderstanding of the facts, if one believes that it will reduce violence. While they may be right that people will form together, they will end up forming their own quasi-governments, and end up creating 'gang wars' between these groups. Instead of decreasing violence, we would just cause more. In addition, people state that life would be better without taxes. This may be true for an individual, however taxes are necessary to the security of the greater population. To explain this further, without taxes we would have a shortage of jobs because of the non-existent pay for a state worker. in addition to that, we would have no army to defend ourselves with, or even further, no police force. Finally the government is completely necessary because of the fact that terror and chaos would reign otherwise. The markets would be flooded and dominated, habitats will be destroyed, animals will be driven to extinction, and there will be an insecurity of money and the value of it. These are all causes of the losses of regulations and laws that are provided by the governments around the world. These are only some of the big picture ideas of why government is needed, you can only imagine how much the loss of governments it would affect the local area.

Side: Yes
1 point

I believe that it is essential to have a government because it allows control and safety. Without control such as law enforcement or government people would have little reason to obey laws so violence would be ever present. Other lesser crimes like speeding and running lights would likely be disobeyed frequently causing a greater amount of car accidents (This includes motorcycles, buses, etc.) thus causing more deaths. Deaths and accidents could also be caused by little maintenance of the roads and traffic lights. Some people would likely take law into their own hands and kill no fair trial. Going along with this, simple arguments could easily escalate to violence and death. Laws also include safety regulations on anything from cars to food to houses which could have terrible effects. Assuming there was no government in the first place there would be no current or prior regulations on anything. This means water could be contaminated, food could become hazardous from overuse of pesticides, and structures and cars would fall apart from poor materials or rushed construction. Another factor is vaccines would not be necessary and disease could then spread much more easily. And there would be no public education so doctors would be rarer which would further escalate the problem. Along with doctors most careers that require any college education would be in short supply. No government would also mean no public fire departments so fire departments would be rarer and be largely private companies which would charge people to put out fires. Having no government would also mean areas hit by natural disasters would receive little aid and no mandatory evacuations which would cause more casualties. All in all, I believe that it is essential to have a government because it allows safety and control.

Side: Yes
1 point

In my opinion, government is necessary. Without a government there would be no regulations, public education, public healthcare, or laws. There would be a state of chaos. A good government ensures the safety and happiness of the people. Therefore, a government is necessary in order for the people to live a comfortable life. Without things such as regulations we wouldn’t know what is safe or not. Tap water could be dangerous, most food would be questionable in origin too. Most adults would not be educated due to lack of public education. Also, many people would get sick and die due to lack of public healthcare. Overall, government is necessary.

Side: Yes
1 point

I think a government is necessary because we rely on it more than we think we do. For example, when roads get paved, someone has to pay for it. It's not just random people or companies paying - it's tax payer dollars that the government requires people to pay in order to provide these services. Also, without a government there would be no moral values or laws prohibiting people from doing whatever they want. This would force people to live in constant fear of their lives at all times and not have any form of authority figure to tell people to stop. Furthermore, without a government there would likely also not be an economic system or form of currency. This is due to the government being responsible for them. And with no currency or economic system, everyone would just go around stealing whatever they need. Lastly, without a government, there wouldn't be good foreign relationships. This would be due to the fact that there is no sense of authority and no one could really get elected or be chosen to represent their country. With this, the world could constantly be at conflict.

Side: Yes
1 point

In my opinion government is necessary. I think the best type of government that is needed is a democracy because one group with power divided amongst other groups. The purpose of a government is to keep civilized control over a society or group of people and if this isn't present then who will there be to keep the control of the people? A government will create laws for these people to abide by to keep peace with exceptional punishment for breaking them. At the same time, people can feel that they have some power in this by giving them a choice in who should be running the state or country that they live in. If we consider there being no government, this would cause many more frequent arguments and disputes among society. This would lead to tensions rising and possibly shootings and an increase number in deaths. Also, in a world with no government, there would be no public services such as first responders, water supply, gas supply, etc. In a result of having a government, these things would not happen because people will pay taxes and the world will be much safer. In conclusion, government is necessary because it will keep society safe and under control.

Side: Yes
1 point

It is necessary for a nation to have a government for several reasons. First, governments have the power to regulate and fund public works, including bridges, roads, and hospital. Without regulations in place for these things, they could become much more dangerous to utilize, and there would be no way to fund them in the first place. Second, without a government, violent criminals would be more difficult to deal with, as there would be no police to enact justice. Granted, most people aren't bloodthirsty criminals, but how would one punish, say, a murderer in a police-less society? (Vigilant police squads might also form, but they would cause more harm than good.) Third, governments provide financial aid to lower-income citizens through systems such as food stamps. The amount of people in poverty in a given nation would grow exponentially. Fourth, if a society's government were to fall, the society would just create a new government themselves. A society must be organized in some way in order to function and prosper.

Side: Yes
1 point

Although I do believe a government isnt completley neccisary for human survival, I do think that life would be much harder without one. If you look at any Anarchist society today, you will be able to see this clearly. Although some might be able to live decent lives, they live without running water, economic stability, or clean energy a majority of the time. Another example would be public works. Although taxes are rather annoying, its still nice to have their benefits. Without taxes, our roads would be in disrepair, our water contaminated, and food poisoned. There are certainly ways that you could run an effective society without a government, but it wouldnt be able to reach the strength, intelect, or size of modern day powers like Russia, the US, and China.

Side: Yes
1 point

I believe the government is necessary for many reasons.the first reason is without a government we would not be able to trust the water or food because the government regulates what is good.Second is if we had no government so many people would get hurt or killed because there would not be any safty laws.Third without a government who would protect us from violent atackes from other countrys or governments.Fourth reason is because currency would be worthless.Also the government keeps order to our every day lives.The government gives us laws for a reason its to protect us and provent us from doing bad and harmful things that could harm others.If we had no government all the people who are dangerous would be set free from prison.There would also not be hospitals because all the workers get paid by the government so injerd people would have no were to go to get help.to conclude the government helps us and protects us so yes the government is necessary.

Side: Yes
1 point

I believe that having a government is a necessity in order for a society to function properly. First off the government keeps the country in order. Without it people could go off committing crimes with little to no repercussions. Government ensures safety against crimes such as murder, harassment, and theft. Second, the government ensures that our food and water is clean. Through government funded facilities our food and water is tested to make sure it doesn't have an harmful bacteria. Third, lastly i think that the government is necessary in order to provide us with local protection such as police and fire departments. Without them our town would be a completely different place. Lastly if we didn't have a government huge political debates could get out of hand. People would chose which side they wanted and never see a compromise. This could also be an issue because these debates get people very worked up which could lead to violence. Overall, I think that a society should have a government for safety purposes.

Side: Yes
1 point

I agree with your statement entirely. I agree that without a government, there wouldn't be any order to society. This will cause what would be considered crime rates, if crimes existed, to spike up very high. I agree that government also supplies many safety regulations and services. Overall i agree that the main reasoning behind needing a government leads back to safety for the common good.

Side: Yes
1 point

In my opinion, the presence of a government is necessary for a country to be successful. For starters, a government gives order and organization to a society. Without a government there wouldn't be any definite laws to control the people. There would also be no military. Without a military, there wouldn't be protection from other countries attacking/invading. Not only is a government necessary for the large reasons, but there are also many smaller reasons that tend to be forgotten. Although taxes are a burden on many people, they are paid for a reason and supply many services for the greater good of society. There would be no safety regulations or guaranteed safe foods. Without these little things, there would be nothing that individuals can actually trust. The bottom line is, without a government, everything would go to essentially chaos.

Side: Yes
1 point

I completely think that we need a government. A government is very important and without it everything would be complete chaos. A government gives us laws to follow and protects us from a lot of things and gives us safety, without that everyone would be doing whatever they want without a care in the world and it could end up being dangerous. You could practically kill someone and get away with it if there was no laws to follow. The government also gives us necessary jobs needed everyday. Without a government there would be no jobs so nothing would every be getting done. You could basically just steal money from a bank and not get in trouble for it. So why would you need to have a job if you could just steal money. Like I said before it would be dangerous if we didn't have a government because we would be living with people suffering and having diseases because we would have no one paying for medical things and health care so if you ever get sick you would have no medications to help you get better. Also the water could be very dangerous to drink because you don't have anyone working or testing the water so you never would know if the water is safe to drink or not. All in all I think having a government is very important and is very needed in our society.

Side: Yes
1 point

I agree with your statement in that there would be no organization in society without a government. Society would be chaos without amenities you mentioned like water and health regulations- without these regulations provided, citizens wouldn't know what was safe. I also liked your point about taxes because although they can seem tedious and unnecessary, they fund many organizations and services that ultimately help the greater good and society as a whole. Also, without a government (as mentioned) there would be no laws. Without laws in place, citizens would be able to commit what would be considered crimes in countries with governments and get away with it, which would eventually lead to a corrupt society.

Side: Yes
1 point

Although some will argue there are many flaws within, a government is beneficial for citizens individually and as members of society in many ways. In simplest terms, a government is necessary because in maintains order and balance within a society. Specifically, government provides amenities that might otherwise not be available: public education, emergency services, energy and water systems, etc. Although one could counter that private companies could and do provide these resources, a government is special in that these services are provided without the end goal of profit, thus becoming more accessible. Furthermore, a government is tasked with making laws to better the country. By upholding these laws, safety and security of citizens and the country as a whole is increased. Without a government to create laws, citizens and society would be corrupt as there would be no order or balance. Finally, a government that elects officials (for example, America) allows citizens to be involved in their government. However, with a government it also allows for control in a higher form than citizens soley ruling themselves. Without a government, there would be no order or balance in society, and ultimately society and citizens would become corrupt.

Side: Yes
1 point

Without the government we would definitely have problems. There would be no order instead there would be chaos. There would be no laws so nobody is really safe. People wouldn’t have to listen to traffic laws that keep us from having accidents. Also there would be no laws about violence so there would be more of that then there already is. Trash would be everywhere because the garbage people wouldn’t be working. Water wouldn’t get cleaned/purified so water wouldn’t be safe to drink. Our crop foods might not even be safe to eat because there’s no laws anymore about how much chemicals can be used. We would have no military to keep us safe so it would really be like everyone for themselves. Then there would probably be someone trying to get all the “power” and try and make a dictatorship and if there are others that want to be in control that would cause fighting and violence. To prevent all of that we need a government.

Side: Yes
0 points

I support having a government for many reasons. One main reason is defense. Without the defense that our government supplies, our country would have no way of keeping us safe. Therefor if you were living in a country without a government you would have no way to protect yourself from outside forces. Another way to look at this is not only is your country protecting you from outside forces, but it keeps stability through laws. These laws also keep us from harming each other. These rules and establishments are a big help to us as citizens, such as the natural rights we are given. The laws in place are there for a reason for our safety. Without the government pursuing the laws, our country would not be as secure or stable as it is today. Overall, a government is very important to our society and country.

Side: Yes
20220305(2) Disputed
4 points

I disagree with your statement. I believe that even if there were no governing bodies doesn't mean that we as citizens can't all unite to defend our country. I mean even if we have no "leader" that doesn't mean we can't open our minds to a different way to defend. We can also still make alliances with other countries by all of us agreeing at a time of distress to seek help from others. Overall I believe that even though there isn't a government doesn't mean that the people of this nation can't come together and protect it.

Side: No
2022102pd8(3) Disputed
3 points

I disagree with you for many reasons. Firstly the people would most likely band together for defense as well as stability within the group. As for laws most likely would stop being the responsibility of the no longer around courts and people would be free to have their own justice. The citizens would still have the natural rights if they could protect them. Also the people would be more likely to help each other and be decent people. That is why I disagree with the opinion that government is needed.

Side: No
0 points

I agree with your statement. I believe that the government providing us with defense is very important to have. With the government providing us with protection it provides us with a security that is need for a successful government. The use of laws is also a very important thing. The government providing/enforcing these laws is a necessity. Without these laws their would be much chaos and it would become unstable because their would be no order. If we where to live without the government then it would quickly spiral out of hand fast. That is why agree with your statement.

Side: Yes
-2 points
0 points

I believe that the presence of a government is absolutely necessary. It is a system that manages to maintain order and peace within our nation, and we would most likely dissolve into chaos without it. Without safety inspections, we would most likely have contaminated water as well as unlivable conditions in our homes. Without traffic laws, car crashes would be much more frequent, and ill care for roads could result in further automobile damage. While we wouldn’t have to pay taxes, that would mean that the government wouldn’t be able to fund anyone else’s needs, thus eliminating banks and organized cash flow. The absence of these systems could potentially result in a loss of currency in general, as well as a complete loss of jobs, leading to poverty. This would mean that police officers would eventually become extinct, leaving criminals to run free. With the addition of stealing and murders, our community would quite possibly become a terrible wasteland. This chaos could most likely spread across the world, leading to complete and total absurdity. This situation could most likely only be helped by fair, peace-keeping forces. With the assistance of our government, we manage to maintain a safe, useful system in which we can reside in ideal conditions.

Side: Yes
1 point

I totally a agree with everything that you are saying in this argument. Not only does the government have laws and rules to keep us safe, but they also have regulations, like you said, safety inspections. I also agree with what you said when you talked about not paying taxes. Yes it would be nice to no owe the government money, but when you think about the taxes you pa only go back to helping you in the end. I like the way you talked about caring for the roads and how that is also part of the governments job, and part of their job in keeping us safe.

Side: Yes
1 point

I agree with your statement, because without the government it would be hard to maintain order and peace. Also if we didn't have a government wouldn't another power rise up and take control.

Side: Yes
1 point

i agree with your argument the government is here to help,maintain and protect.

Side: Yes
0 points

There are multiple reasons why I would prefer to live under a government. First, living under a government would create control and prevent chaos. Life without a government would get out of hand and there would be know-one to stop others. Another reason I would want to live under a government is to be sanitary. This is important because the government takes our trash away and regulates the water and the food we eat. Without a government, these things would not exist. Third, life without a government would be very violent. People would lead all out assaults on others. People would also use drugs and guns which will get out of control, and there would be no law enforcement to control that. All in all, life without a government would get out of hand very quickly and life with a government would stay peaceful.

Side: Yes
SeverusSnape(151) Disputed Banned
0 points

Shut up child, your whole argument is a list of baseless false dichotomies. Just because you cannot imagine anything working without a government doesn't mean it can't.

Side: No
0 points

I believe that government is necessary. The government has many important aspects to it that we could not survive without. For example the government protects people from outside attacks. If it were not for our government people could attack us and we would have nothing to do. At the same time it also protects us from inside attack, by creating laws that say that others cannot hurt us. All and all government is necessary to keep us safe and alive.

Side: Yes
-1 points

This country, this world, and its people could not and can not survive without a government. Without a strong government taking control, society as we know it would not exist and chaos would be the only left with people being able to do whatever they want. Along with the chaos the only hope the people would have are small nomadic tribes, until someone comes along and reunites them. Until then, these tribes wouldn’t have close to enough strength to defend themselves from outside invaders and most likely would be overtaken easily by outside invaders. The warfare would not only be limited to outside invaders but there would most certainly be constant war between these pockets of humans trying to live which would destroy the ecosystem and life in the area. Since there is no government to direct and protect the people, there won’t be people to invent and and further expand technology, outside of warfare and for the better of the people, and humans would be stuck in the same era for a long time.

Since there is no government and no constitution there is no reason/regulations to stop people from punishing people in cruel ways, from torturing peole for everything, and from bringing back slavery. With no organization the giant corporations would either crumble because of the lack of government or would either get more powerful without restrictions and would take over like what happened in the banana republic, which would result in chaos. The powerful corporations would also be able to ignore all the restrictions on harming the environment and could destroy it, deforestation, mining, etc, for its resources. In the darker aspect of this situation would be the mass starvation of the people that are not lucky enough to get help or aren’t able to fend for themselves, as food supplies would be quickly snatched up by the biggest and strongest people. Lastly, without government protection anti-semetic and other racist groups, like the K.K.K, would be able to rise and enact terrible things against groups of people and if they grow powerful enough there won’t be anyone to stop them, leading to mass death. To wrap-up, without a government the people of the nation and the world would be left at the bidding of the most powerful groups that would rise being corporations, tribes, or racist groups. Either that or they would just destroy themselves before anything could happen.

Side: Yes
1 point

I agree with this statement. I believe one of the most important statements is that the environment would greatly suffer. Without any laws in place limiting big companies from ruining too much or taking too much the earths surface, resources could become very scarce. I also can agree with the fact that without a government keeping everyone calm, uprises between citizens would appear and become more common. Lastly, I can second that without the government we would be very vulnerable to terrorist attacks and dangerous outside forces.

Side: Yes
0 points

I agree with all of your statements. I think one of your most important points is the topic of having no constitution. Without the constitution, we would have nothing to fall back on and decide what America is really made of. Without it, America would dissolve and there would be no common interest between all Americans to uphold the constitution and enforce it's ways. With the constitution, we have guidelines for every single person, telling us things like every american has the right to freedom of speech, but also deciding whether or not someone should be punished in a cruel way.

Side: Yes
-1 points

We as a people need a government. First of all, without a government there would be chaos, and we wouldn't have any kind of law or regulations. And the crime rate that we have would go up, but there wouldn't be anyone to tell us of an increase by percentages because there is nobody to do that, on any level. While life could be better for some people, it would be crap for others. If we as a people try to live without a government, that would be possible. But, it would be a whole mess, and as humans, we will form some sort of government in due time naturally. Living conditions, they wouldn't be regulated, Imagine living in a world without having running water, or heat or AC. The world our world would have such things for a time, but when everyone is worried about otter things, it will be non-exist ant. Clean water would be rare, for those who don't know how to get it, as water treatment wouldn't be regulated after a time, and wouldn't happen after longer. Money wouldn't have value, and theses with a lot of it, well they are not rich, and people with out a lot, not poor. One good thin would be everyone is now equal-ish. The chances of this happening, ie: total government failure in one day, is mostly not happening.

Side: Yes
JamesDD(232) Disputed Banned
2 points

We as a people need a government. First of all, without a government there would be chaos, and we wouldn't have any kind of law or regulations. And the crime rate that we have would go up

Are you stupid? If there are no laws then how can the crime rate go up?

Side: No
-2 points
3 points

I believe that having no government would be better in the end. One reason is because there would be no politics which cause most of the riots/fights in America. Also there would be no taxes so you wouldn't have to pay a government ever. There would also be no currency so it would be harder to have corruption. We would have to rely on each others skills to survive which could unite us. For example if I, as a farmer needed to build a house I would have to rely on someone that knows how to build one that they are doing a good job and give him some food as payment. Having to rely on each other on a more personal level could end up uniting us. Additionally, everything would be more local. There would be no chain nation-wide business that would force the local ones out of business because it would be hard to have employees on such a large scale with no unified currency. Therefore everyone would shop more local making the nation more community oriented which is a good thing. All and all, I believe that having no government would be the better way to go in the long run.

Side: No
1 point

You are right in most of if not all of your claims. Yes there would be less violence. As well as this the people would likely unite. Also less payment to the government is better. The fact that there would be more local trading points is very true. All of those good statements are why I agree with you.

Side: No
20220578(2) Disputed
1 point

I disagree with you for a few reasons. Yes, not having any politics may reduce some conflict within society. However, without politics we wouldn't be able to effectively elect any leaders for our country which would leave our country in complete chaos due to its lack of authority; ultimately leading to even more altercations. I also disagree with your statement about currency. This is because without currency, corruption would occur even sooner due to people taking as many goods as they please without anyone working to produce more because they're not being paid to do so. Your vision of relying on each other's skills to survive is not a bad idea. However, this resembles a Feudal structure from the Medieval Period and statistically, these structures were unsuccessful in the long run as a result of specific groups not holding up their end of bargain.

Side: Yes
20220445(2) Disputed
1 point

While you put up a good argument, I still believe that having a government is necessary. For example, you mentioned that it would be good to not have to pay taxes, but this is not entirely true. It would be problematic to not have taxes because that money goes toward things like cleaning the water supply. Without these taxes, many people would die because of drinking water that is harmful to them. Taxes also go towards things like firefighters and other organizations that keep the people safe. So getting rid of taxes would essentially make the world a lot less safe. That is why despite your strong argument, life without a government would still be heavily flawed.

Side: Yes
202214702(2) Disputed
1 point

Nice argument, but I disagree with your statement. Firstly, riots and fights would be more prominent without a government in place, since there would be no law forbidding them and no consequences to discourage them. Taxes, although very irksome, and, to say the least, expensive, support things like infrastructure and social security. Also, corruption results from greedy people rather than money itself. It (corruption) can even occur in your example. Who's to say the builder will do a good job since there are no regulations guiding his work? He most likely will charge you more than usual since there will be a higher demand for builders and only a few people capable of building. Finally, although localized consumption may sound good, what will happen if one day a blight hits your community? No government will send you emergency resources, and other communities won't willingly give up a ton of resources when they have to provide for themselves too.

Side: Yes
ThePeanut(8) Disputed Banned
3 points

Nice argument, but I disagree with your statement. Firstly, riots and fights would be more prominent without a government in place, since there would be no law forbidding them and no consequences to discourage them.

No. This is a false dichotomy in which you misrepresent government as the only possible alternative to lawlessness and depravity. It's the same as demanding we must adopt Sharia law because otherwise we are destined to suffer in hell (or whatever is the Islamic equivalent). In no way, shape or form, have you put forward any kind of rational argument about why the citizenry cannot run its own police force and/or criminal justice system, without the intervention of a third party.

Side: No
20221488(2) Disputed
1 point

I don't believe this to be true. While you say that we would rely on someone to build our houses or provide services we would have no regulated currency to pay them with. On top of this, lack of proper payment could cause disputes between people in a community. When the disputes happen there would be no one to settle them. Without the governments judicial system there wouldn't be a fair way to settle these disputes especially when they eventually turn violent. Lastly when you say the nation would be community oriented would there even still be our nation without a government. I think we would break into little towns or communities and those could die off because of lack of supplies from the government such as water or food when tragedies happen.

Side: Yes
200221242(2) Disputed
1 point

You have made a decent argument about how it's a good idea in not having a government, but there are a few flaws. I would have to disagree with the benefit of not having taxes, because taxes is the only source of money that finances our country. Without taxes there would not be any money for education military, healthcare, and so on. I would also have to disagree with the benefit of not having currency. Without currency our country wouldn't be able to trade or interact with other countries. This would definitely disrupt the process of supply and demand, putting a HUGE dent in the economy.

Side: Yes
2022173(2) Disputed
1 point

I agree with some of the things you are saying but there is many cons. But a problem is there won’t be many riots but there will be a lot of violence. Everyone will fight each other for material to survive. Some people will not want to work with others but if they do there will be eventual corruption. Once a group has great power they will eventually try to conquer others. No government would be bad in the long run because there will be no one todo the job of the government. For example electricity, waste, and oil and other resources will be scarce. There will be anarchy amongst others and many will die. There will also be no hospitals available for the people in need. So all those people who need medication would die, and that would be a lot of people. No government would be bad for the people.

Side: No
JamesDD(232) Clarified Banned
2 points

But a problem is there won’t be many riots but there will be a lot of violence. Everyone will fight each other for material to survive. Some people will not want to work with others but if they do there will be eventual corruption.

Nobody is arguing that there doesn't need to be some form of law and order. What people are rightfully questioning is whether that necessitates the existence of a centralised government. It is ironic that you would even mention corruption given the established facts of how often governments are susceptible to it. It is precisely the narrowing of the people involved in making important decisions about wider society which makes corruption such a risk in the first place. If no one person has complete control then that risk is subsequently reduced.

Side: Yes
20221428(1) Disputed
1 point

While you have very valid points, if we had no currency how can we get things we need. Life would be a free for all. People would be rioting left and right trying to get food and supplies. The point of local is very true, but what about foods and materials that aren't local? How are we gonna transport them in a good and efficient way? Plus, how can we rely on each other, when we have a government and already have people betraying each other. How can we trust and rely on people without a government, when we can't even trust them in one?

Side: Yes
2022024pd4(2) Disputed
1 point

I understand your point about everything being more local, but when looking at it on the larger scale of things, is that the #1 most important issue facing our country? Yes, widespread chains do sometimes drive the smaller, local business out of company, but is that really as important as having safety regulations? No companies would be able to run if nobody was alive due to being murdered or shot. Also, fighting between the political parties is a big topic in the USA, however would getting rid of the government help that ? I don't think it would because people would still have their own opinions on issues. The only thing getting rid of the system would do is take away people's right to vote on certain problems, which would make our country chaotic and unorganized.

Side: No
20220382(2) Disputed
1 point

I would disagree with your viewpoint. Firstly, you're oversimplifying things by saying that no politics equals to no fights/riots. Even without the politicians and corruption, what to stop one person with extreme amounts of money/resources to rise up and take power? There would be no government workers to fund or organize the police, fire department, or any other necessitities. On your second point, the issue of cutting off currency, that in the end would do more damage than good. It would completely cut off the country from the world in economic terms, how would we trade or negotiate with countries in economic policies? There are just too many holes in the situation of living in a no government oriented land.

Side: Yes
2022100(2) Disputed
1 point

I agree with your arguments about the union upon survival and the big companies no longer forcing out smaller ones. However, I believe you failed to tackle one of the bigger arguments in that how vulnerable we would be as a country. Without a central unit to relay messages through or to look to for directions or ideas, it would be extremely difficult, almost impossible to unite together as one nation in time that we need to. This nation union would not only be important in fighting another country but also dealing with natural disasters or disease. So although small things such as loving your neighbor more and supporting locals businesses may improve, the country as a whole would be weak and easily torn apart.

Side: Yes
2022012(2) Disputed
1 point

I disagree. Personally I think taxes are necessary. Although they can be annoying they are promoting general welfare and helping everyone i.e. public schools which allow education for all children. Also If there was an argument about a way of going about things we couldn’t unite. There is no possible way for everyone to always agree. There is no way of settling this dispute long term. There would be little order as well.

Side: Yes
2022016(2) Disputed
1 point

Good argument but I would have to disagree with some of it. You mentioned that we wouldn't have to pay the government at all which can be a good thing but at the same time paying those taxes is a plus. When you pay taxes to the government they use that money to help improve things that need to be fixed or even just built for the people. You also mentioned that having no government could unite people but at the same time people may not want to partake in what is supposed to "unite people". If people don't want to be apart of something on a more personal level then how is stuff going to get done? Therefore, government is the better way to go.

Side: Yes
2022106pd4(2) Disputed
1 point

With no government means we wouldn't have an economy. This would lead to no corruption but we wouldn't have markets like you said because we wouldn't have money to buy essential things from the market. Paying taxes is essential because it protects you, supports you and your family, and gives food and water to people who need it. The weak would starve. We have seen what no government does. If you look at gangs in the 1970s, which is when the government had no control, the gangs killed and robbed and no one could stop them. If there was no government huge gangs like this would occur and there is nothing we could do to stop it.

Side: No
20220224(2) Disputed
1 point

I disagree with you for many reasons. First, it would cause more disputes and fighting because there are no rules. The riots that happen today are usually stopped by police officers before they get out of hand. If we didn’t have a government there would be no one to start any of the fighting/killing. Next, having no taxes sounds good at first, but it makes the value of money go down. We wouldn’t have to buy anything, but then we would run out of resources because we couldn’t buy things from other countries and the government organizers are imports so it would be hard to get resources in the first place.

Side: Yes
2022049(2) Disputed
1 point

I disagree with your opinion that having no government would be better. You say there would be no riots caused by politics, but most riots are not a result of politics. I believe there would actually be way more riots, because people wouldn't fear punishment from the law. You also brought up the point that there would be no taxes. This would actually be a bad thing, because there wouldn't be funding for cleanup services, teachers, public transportation, road projects, parks, and more. So, while you do make some good points, I disagree with your statement that having no government is better than having one.

Side: No
20220185(2) Disputed
1 point

I have to disagree with your claim. Having no currency means no money, and having no money means that no one would ever have to pay for everything. Our country would run out of the resources it needs if we just blow through them since no one has to pay for anything. Also, large nationwide chain businesses keep out economy in good shape as a country. Lastly, there would still be riots and fights in America. People would try to gain power. That cannot be stopped without a government to shut them down.

Side: Yes
20220488(2) Disputed
1 point

Although this is a very good argument, I would have to disagree with you. You are right that there would be no disputes when it comes to politics. However, I don't believe it would limit the fights in America because there would be no laws or overarching power. This would make it so people could steal, kill, etc. If this was allowed and no one was making sure it didn't happen, chaos would occur. Also, no taxes could be a negative because they pay for things we need such as clean water. Without taxes, we wouldn't be able to have things that are needed to stay safe.

Side: Yes
20220768(2) Disputed
1 point

I disagree with this statement for a couple of reasons. One is that if we didn't pay taxes we wouldn't have our common needs such as roads or firefighters or police officers. Taxes from us pay for these things. Another reason why I disagree is with no government you have to think of other peoples situations, some could be really hurt from this if having a lot of currency and having it all go to waste or if someone doesn't know how to build anything and they are clueless on what to do in their life without a government. All in all, I think we do need a government so these things don't happen and we can live without any worry about this stuff.

Side: Yes
20220788(2) Disputed
1 point

First of all, the majority of riots and fights is held by politics because our government prevents the reasoning for riots held over other needs. For example a serious riot would be held over food or jobs, which would be causes of having no government. So while it may completely erase the amount of riots with the cause of politics, there would be many more, because of the variety of societal problems following the erase of governments. Also in contrast to your point, the loss of the monetary system, and the regulations placed around it would cause an eruption of corruption in those that have the necessary needs and those that do not. In addition we would rely on each other to form our own societies. This is correct however it would not be a peaceful little town or community. In actuality they would either dominate smaller groups or be dominated by a larger group. Finally, because of the groups formed by localized people, the local areas would be more frequently robbed and run out of business as there would most definitely be roving bands of thieves. In addition there would be nobody to stop them with the loss of the police force. These are only some of the possibilities of what could go horribly wrong with the loss of the government.

Side: Yes
20220172(2) Disputed
1 point

I can see why you would think it would be beneficial to be free of government, however there are a few flaws in that plan. First, even though there would be no riots regarding the government, there would still be riots and fights over other issues and there would be no authority to stop the fighting, which would result in people getting hurt. Second, though you would get a tax break, there would be no economics system so you wouldn't be able to make any money in the first place. Also, it would be very unreliable to depend on other people's willingness to help you survive. Though it would be nice to be able to trust people to that extent, it is a little unrealistically optimistic. So, though your points are compelling, they are a bit unrealistic.

Side: Yes
20220502(2) Disputed
1 point

I disagree with almost the entirety of your statement. No taxes seems good in theory but taxes are what pay to maintain roads, education and many things that keep the country working. No currency would stop most corruption but no currency would make transactions very hard. Bartering isn't efficient, if we use your example, if you are the person who built the house and you want a new shirt but you get food instead you would have to trade for a shirt. You could find someone who will trade you a shirt but what if they want cloth and not food so you have to trade food for cloth and then cloth for a shirt. This could be significantly longer and be many more steps. But if currency was used the farmer could pay you $20 for the (just go with it for the sake of argument) then you could pay the person with the shirt for the shirt and be done. With no nation-wide businesses it would be hard to get goods from other parts of the country or world because it would be expensive. Also with no nation-wide businesses there would be no jobs from those countries leaving people having to find different jobs and local businesses would likely be run by families the jobless people would still have to find new jobs. All in all, I disagree with most of your statement, and bartering is inefficient.

Side: Yes
20220828(2) Disputed
1 point

I disagree because there are also issues that will arise without politics even if there is no government causing people to fight/riot. Also, we pay taxes so that in return we receive services like clean water and gas to stay healthy. In big cities like New York, where many citizens rely on public transportation now have no way to get to work. No currency will also cause a conflict because trading will become much more complicated due to there being no real system. In conclusion, I disagree with your claim of it being a better society without a government for these reasons.

Side: Yes
2022011(2) Disputed
1 point

I agree with some of your points about how without a government there would be no politics and that will cause less riots however I think that we need politics in our lives because if we didn't have it we wouldn't have people voting on a leader or a president and then it would leave us with complete chaos. Also without a government you would be living in danger. There would be no laws so you could basically be doing whatever you want and not get in trouble for it because there would be no laws to tell you what you can and can not do without a government. Although I do agree with the idea of everyone relying on one another to unite us all but the only issue with that, is that not everyone is gonna do there part in helping. What I mean is that when you said something about the farmer needing to build your house, they really don't have to do that because there are no rules telling them that they have to build a house for you so you can't really rely on everyone.

Side: Yes
20221075(2) Disputed
1 point

Your answer has some valid points. When you mention that there would be no currency I believe that would cause chaos. People would not do their part in society, they would just steal from others or find other ways to make a living without working like other in society. Second you talk about local businesses. If people no longer had to pay for service people would just work for themselves and not serve people. I believe without a government nobody would work together and people would just work to appease themselves.

Side: Yes
20221585 Disputed
0 points

I have to disagree with your statements for many reasons. First, if we get rid of government fights and riots will begin to rise even higher. Without any laws people are allowed to do whatever they want to each other and will fight over a scarce amount of supplies. With no currency people are allowed to take what they want causing a various amount of disputes. Also, how would we be able to build houses with no one giving us our needs to build one? Lastly, how would people be able to unite if we are constantly fighting over each other with the lack of fundamental laws and supplies.

Side: Yes
ThePeanut(8) Disputed Banned
3 points

I have to disagree with your statements for many reasons. First, if we get rid of government fights and riots will begin to rise even higher.

I'm fairly sure that slavetraders used that as an argument for why slavery should not be banned. Slaves need order, and taking it away would lead to fights and riots. In other words, it's an immoral, if not outright stupid argument.

With no currency people are allowed to take what they want

Who says? You literally made that up. The precise opposite is true. With currency people are allowed to take what they want, whereas the people who lack currency get nothing. How is that fair?

Side: No
20221215(2) Disputed
0 points

I disagree with your claims for many reasons. One reason I disagree is because of your claim about money. Without money there would be no economy and there would be no way to rise up in the social classes. Another reason I disagree is because of your claim about businesses. If we all had local businesses there would be no diversity within society. Also there would be less jobs for people to work at.

Side: Yes
SeverusSnape(151) Disputed Banned
2 points

Without money there would be no economy

Literally all you do is make false dichotomies.

there would be no way to rise up in the social classes.

LOL the thing which artificially keeps certain bloodlines on top and often holds others back is the only way to rise up the social classes? You should really consider the fact that "social classes" are a social construct to begin with, and also that capitalism isn't the only system that has ever existed or will ever exist. Honestly the only reason I'm not cussing you out right now is because you're probably like 12 years old.

If we all had local businesses there would be no diversity within society.

That is nonsensical, are you saying that large corporate monopolies create diversity? You need help.

Side: No
1 point

I believe that living with no government would be better for everyone for a multitude of reasons. The first of which is that there would be no taxes or monetary system so trading would come back. Also there would be no emergency services which would mean that people would have to care for themselves. Another reason I think that not having a government would be better is so that people are not restricted in what they can do or have, which would be true freedom. Also it would fix the problem of people being saved from Darwinism by others. The world would be a much better place for the people who could take care of themselves because they would not have to obey the no longer in place laws. Also the fact that there would not be a government would mean that there would not be required schooling. This would be a huge plus and would mean that everyone would be home schooled. This would be a plus because the kids would only learn things that they needed. This is a large plus because then the kids would know that everything they learn is useful. Another bonus to not having a government is that people will be more likely to grow closer to live in more safety. All of this is why I think that living without a government is better than living with one.

Side: No
20221012(2) Disputed
1 point

I do not agree with your claim that no government would be better for everyone. When you say that not having taxes is beneficial and that trading could somehow replace the need for taxes, you are very wrong. Taxes uphold our society and country by supplying the country with an army, providing roads and public transportation, libraries, parks, etc. Also, you imply that emergency services are bad. Emergency service such as police, firefighters, and paramedics save lives every day. They solve crime, put out fires, and take care of people that are on the verge of death to make them healthy again. Finally, you also say that required schooling is a negative thing. You claim that home schooling would be the most beneficial alternative to school because people only need to learn what they need. At that age students do not know what they need to prepare themselves for life. In school they receive a wide variety of education to let them decide what they like most. They may find a subject extremely interesting that they never even knew of before. Home schooling also limits the student of social interaction. The student may then fall behind in social skills and will not understand social queues. Social interaction at a young age is crucial to prepare for future life and a life in "the real world." Without a government the world would fall into chaos.

Side: Yes
20220602(2) Disputed
1 point

With government funded, and required schooling not only do we have a more intelligent nations, but also one with further developed social skills. The "homeschool effect" would be a nation wide occurrence, people would loose the sense of empathy toward others feelings, and would not react well to difficult social interactions. Also having required schooling is important to insure a developed people. If education was not required, and funded, knowledge that is currently easy access, and, might I add, important, will not be common domain. School forces a social mindset, it develops well rounded character, an understanding of people, and how to problem solve, deal with disputes, and understand others in a more intellectually less physically driven way.

Side: Yes
20220028(2) Disputed
1 point

I disagree with you for several reasons. First, emergency services are vital for society. We cannot put out house fires ourselves, operate surgery on ourselves, arrest a burglar, etc. They provide protection and help us when needed. Also, school should be required. It's important that children start learning at an early age and have social interaction with other kids. The subjects schools teach kids will definitely be useful later in life because they'll find hobbies and interests. Having a government keeps us safe because they provide shelters when natural disasters occur and they enforce the law when needed.

Side: Yes
20220214(2) Disputed
1 point

I disagree. I think that although it is critical that people learn to care for themselves, there are some things that the common citizen can not do for ones self. Such as surgeries and provide other critical medical attention. Also, leaving schooling up to the kids themselves allows for an extreme amount of laziness and the fact that it is very likely that as a country would become much less educated, government provided schooling allows for students to be exposed to all their options before making a final decision on what they want to pursue in life and what skills they will need for that path. This is why I think that without a government would be a mess compared to having the regulations and help provided by a government.

Side: No
20220048(2) Disputed
1 point

I disagree with what other people have said about taxes. I think we should have taxes because they help pay for all the services the government provides us with. We also need to have emergency systems because what if your house was burnt down by someone. The police would not be able to arrest them and the fire department would not come and put out the fire in your house. Also not having a school system is not a plus because if we could not read or write. So what is the point of living when you can't do anything because your not educated.

Side: Yes
ThePeanut(8) Disputed Banned
2 points

what is the point of living when you can't do anything because your not educated.

The irony is strong here. Most kids in middle school know the difference between "you're" and "your". One is a contraction of "you" and "are", and the other is a possessive pronoun.

Side: No
20221055(3) Disputed
1 point

While I do love what you have said, there are some things that aren't quite right. No emergency services, true, but that comes with a huge cost. I think we all know what that cost is, a lot of people have been saved by EMS, but now people can't. And that would help with Darwinism, which I believe in somewhat. Now, if we removed warning labels and signs, what happen? But Schooling is important. While some parents would home school their kids, most wouldn't. While they will learn some useless things at school, they do learn a lot of helpful things. And you can always learn at home what your parents think you need to know. And what you need to know is different from the next person. Some cases, a government is good, others bad. But here we need it, now for fixing Darwinism...

Side: Yes
20220362(2) Disputed
1 point

You have a well-thought out argument, however I simply do not agree with your opinion for many reasons. The two main reasons focus on taxes and the people's freedom. First, I would like to address the fact that you think that getting rid of the government would be good because taxes would go away and trading would come back. I am puzzled to the fact that you think this would be beneficial because we have evolved from trading for a purpose, which is so taxes are enforced. This is advantageous because the money benefits society be covering the costs to maintain public facilities in the most fair way possible. I also do not agree with your second statement, because allowing people to have or do whatever they want can and will lead to complete chaos and destruction.

Side: Yes
2022061(2) Disputed
1 point

I disagree with your opinion on this matter because what would the people do who can't take care of themselves or need certain medical help from different services? How would those type of people survive? Home schooling is also not a plus since many parents or guardians would not be fit to teach children the same type of material they would learn in school from professionals. Many adults would not know what would be useful and what wouldn't. Also, the chance that people would come together to create more safety is very slim, since in the type of world we live in today, they're many violent people and groups.Lastly, the fact that "the world would be a better place for people who could take care of themselves because they would not have to obey the no longer in place laws" makes no sense since many laws are in place to help certain people and without them it would be complete chaos.

Side: Yes
20220568(2) Disputed
1 point

I disagree for a few reasons. You say it would be better with no emergency services because people can care for themselves, but what if they can't? What if they have a disease or an injury only professionals could handle? You also stated that people would have true freedom and live in more safety. That sounds amazing, but it's just unrealistic in my opinion because with that freedom there would come people who would abuse it and hurt others or use it for evil.

Side: Yes
JamesDD(232) Disputed Banned
2 points

I disagree for a few reasons. You say it would be better with no emergency services because people can care for themselves, but what if they can't?

Will you bozos please get it through your skulls that government and paramedics are not the same thing? You don't need one to have the other.

Side: No
20220234(2) Disputed
1 point

Life in 2019 without a government would be an awful idea, especially when it comes to the monetary system. What would I trade for an iPhone cause a monetary system would start up because as a 15 or 16 year old you don't have much to trade. Also if your house is on fire, how would you put it out or would you just let it burn to the ground completely? In addition to this Darwinism would increase not decrease because it is natural human nature to belong to a group and chances are that you would join into a group fighting for power based on your character. If we had no government pure anarchy and chaos would ensue and the basic socialism elements would cause incredible poverty and disorder in time of need.

Side: Yes
2022094(2) Disputed
1 point

I appreciate you giving reasons reasons of why government is not needed, but I do not agree with your statement. First off, we need emergency services. If people are left to care for themselves, its very unlikely that they know what to do, and may make the situation much worse for themselves. Second, if people are able to do what they want to do, they can do actions like murder people. For example, if someone wrongs somebody else by accident, rage can build up in the person who was wronged, and the person who was wronged has the ability to kill the one who wronged him/her. The person who did the wrong doing most likely does not want to die, and it would not be fair that wrong doer can die for doing a wrong accidentally. Finally, if schooling becomes optional, most kids/teens would not attend school if it is optional in todays standards. The uneducated teens/adults would not know what to do, and would have to rely on their parents for their lives. Plus, people don't live forever, and if the uneducated kids/teens aren't educated and are parentless, they are going to be left to struggle, and will most likely fail in life. Overall, I respect your opinion of why there shouldn't be a government, but if you were to think about all of the possibilities of it being removed (including the negative ones), society would collapse, and everyone will be left helpless and insecure.

Side: Yes
022128(2) Disputed
1 point

As has been said before, emergency services are a crucial part of our society. Without emergency services, deathes from disease, fire, and accidents would skyrocket. Additionaly, without taxes, we wouldnt be able to comfortably drive or trust the food we eat an drink. Additionally, people can still grow close with a government. Look at Denmark for instance. Denmark has one of, if not the most, highest hapiness average in the world. Denmarks families live together in harmony and support eachother heavily.

Side: Yes
20221632(2) Disputed
-1 points

I do not agree with your statement because many of the reasons you use to support your statement can easily be used against you. First off, you support your statement by mentioning that there would be no emergency services and people would care for themselves, which is terrible because some people can't care for themselves and rely on emergency services, so without them they would die. You also mention "true freedom" with how there would be no rules in place to restrict you, the fault in this statement is that those rules are there to protect you and everyone else by getting rid of danger. Now of course there are laws that could be super restrictive but that's why we have a congress and a constitution to stop these laws from passing. Another fault in your statement is how you say public schooling is a bad thing, which it is not only a good thing but is a necessary. Without forced public education kids would not get the proper education they need, and although home schooling is an another option it isn't the best because parents are not always professionals in education and although they will most likely be able to teach their child the basics they won't be able to teach their child everything they need. Lastly, you say that people will live closer, which is true, however that wouldn't mean total peace because there would be almost constant war between these small tribe like people and they would be free and open to corruption which would lead to more deaths. I can see how you would think living with no government would be better then now, however the negatives pile up and it would just result into chaos every time.

Side: No
ThePeanut(8) Disputed Banned
3 points

First off, you support your statement by mentioning that there would be no emergency services and people would care for themselves, which is terrible because some people can't care for themselves and rely on emergency services, so without them they would die.

You are cherry-picking the things which you agree and disagree with to satisfy your own pre-existing bias. For example, you disagree that no government is a good thing, but have no problem accepting the (false) premise that no government necessarily means no emergency services. This is by no means true, as citizens themselves could easily organise a medical response service. Hence, you are presenting a fallacy known as a false dilemma.

Side: Yes