[lit-ideas] Re: Paying taxes for months on end

  • From: John McCreery <mccreery@xxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 8 Jun 2005 13:34:04 +0900

On 2005/06/07, at 21:23, Phil Enns wrote:

> Julie's confusion lies in equating 'power' with what the  
> individuals are
> physically able to do.

Phil's blowing smoke consists of (1) equating power with legal  
authority and (2) insisting that "right" has no meaning different  
from power in this sense. Like Tweedledee and Tweedledum he can make  
his words mean whatever he chooses. He must, however, IMHO produce an  
account of revolutions in which revolutionaries are not legally  
empowered to make the demands for whose sake they overturn a regime,  
yet, nonetheless, appeal to their "right" to do so and achieve their  
objectives without the exercise of "power" in clearly extralegal senses.

John McCreery

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