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Debate:Anarchy

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Proposition[edit]

Governments are unnecessary. RightfulGod (talk) 07:24, 26 August 2015 (UTC)

Assertion[edit]

Whether or not governments are necessary is irrelevant because they often form naturally regardless of their necessity. Sinclair Sanguine talk to Sinclair 17:47, 12 February 2016 (UTC)

Related Query[edit]

Regardless, are governments beneficial? Sinclair Sanguine talk to Sinclair 17:47, 12 February 2016 (UTC)

An assertion, which does not (strictly speaking) address the proposition[edit]

Governments are a naturally emerging phenomenon which will resurface following any hypothetical abolition of the world's governments. WalkerWalkerWalker 07:31, 26 August 2015 (UTC)

Counter-Assertion[edit]

Natural emergence does not indicate necessity. Example: The use of violence to solve political issues emerged naturally, but is often deemed unnecessary whenever diplomacy can effectively solve a political issue. Sinclair Sanguine talk to Sinclair 17:37, 12 February 2016 (UTC)

Alternative Proposition[edit]

Hierarchy within governments is unnecessary. Sinclair Sanguine talk to Sinclair 17:47, 12 February 2016 (UTC)