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"Against fatality, man has two weapons:
consciousness and liberty."
Victor Hugo 


On Peace

Peace is human interaction
without the use or the threat of force.
We have the right to pursue a peaceful life.
Government is necessary to secure that right.
Violators of that right are criminals.

Justice is the principle that we should
respond to each other's behavior rationally.
Thus, trust is the just consequence of honesty.
Profit is the just consequence of productiveness.
Punishment is the just consequence of crime.

The tragic error of pacifism is the idea
that peace can be secured without justice.
A pacifist response to criminal action denies
justice to the victims and peace to us all.

Thoughtful tolerance is a virtue.
Tolerance without judgment is not.
Crimes by individuals or nations
should not be tolerated by
lovers of peace.


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