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« Reply #15 on: December 07, 2012, 03:56:59 AM »

Not in my experience, no.

I am very surprised at this, normally people are more open to letting others opt out of given programs than having them abolished altogether. Even if they may disagree with both proposals, the former is much easier to sell to the public since it tells them they have little to lose if they like the system they have.
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« Reply #16 on: December 07, 2012, 09:00:20 AM »

the former is much easier to sell to the public since it tells them they have little to lose if they like the system they have.

Except that then the person opting-out doesn't "pay their fair share" but gets the supposed "benefits" because those who stay in the program, whatever it is, supposedly alleviate whatever it is "bad" that the program is supposed to solve.

Like childhood injections. By everybody else getting the shots, my kid is "protected" even though he didn't get the shots.
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« Reply #17 on: December 07, 2012, 01:02:00 PM »

Right, I am not arguing that people who opt out would still be allowed to take out benefits though.

But I understand some people will not move an inch on any given issue no matter what.
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« Reply #18 on: March 13, 2013, 09:25:16 PM »

Judging from many of the comments here, it seems like everyone has given up any means of persuading non-Voluntaryists altogether.  Undecided

Because you can't persuade someone to change their philosophy they have to do it themselves. You can expose them to it but convince them?
I've done it...once. It's not easy though.
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« Reply #19 on: March 13, 2013, 10:34:09 PM »

Judging from many of the comments here, it seems like everyone has given up any means of persuading non-Voluntaryists altogether.  Undecided

Because you can't persuade someone to change their philosophy they have to do it themselves. You can expose them to it but convince them?
I've done it...once. It's not easy though.

I was a Marxist.
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« Reply #20 on: March 13, 2013, 11:09:51 PM »

Judging from many of the comments here, it seems like everyone has given up any means of persuading non-Voluntaryists altogether.  Undecided

Because you can't persuade someone to change their philosophy they have to do it themselves. You can expose them to it but convince them?
I've done it...once. It's not easy though.

I was a Marxist.

The Marx Brothers can be pretty funny, yeh.
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« Reply #21 on: November 06, 2013, 12:55:51 PM »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4CcannofnY
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