Where is this 'social contract', and when did I sign it?

  1. innersmiff profile image72
    innersmiffposted 5 years ago

    If the state is not violence, there must be some evidence of when I voluntarily agreed to it. Well, where is it? I don't seem to remember doing that.

    Unless you can email me a hard copy you're going to have to admit that the state is violence. Then you've got to be morally consistent about that. May the odds be ever in your favour.

  2. Charles James profile image80
    Charles Jamesposted 5 years ago

    If you read the foreword to "The Rights of Man" by Thomas Paine, you will see what I think is the first reference to the concept of a contract bewteen men as to how they are to govern themselves.. If you read "The Putney Debates" (English Civil War) you will not see the word "contract" but the word "engagement" is used insteads

  3. Reality Bytes profile image81
    Reality Bytesposted 5 years ago

    You do not need an endorsed contract.  Silence can be assumed to mean consent.  Have you participated in society?  If you have than you have accepted contract!