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Is the state necessary and beneficial to society?
The state is necessary and beneficial to society.
The state safeguards property rights.
Statelessness is unfeasibly utopian; ill intentions wouldn't just disappear if oppressive force was gone, so we can't rely on the populace to manage themselves and each other morally.
The state is necessary in shepherding its citizens out of crises.
No society has ever survived in the long term without the presence of a state.
An anarchist society, lacking any central coercive authority, would quickly degenerate into violent chaos.
The state provides necessary defense against groups, both foreign and domestic, gaining power and dominating a society.
The state coordinates roles in society and the economy.
To remove state institutions like democratic parliaments or courts would be to remove all barriers to despotism.
The state is inherently an instrument of domination and repression, no matter who is in control of it.
The large majority of people in high leadership positions are members of the wealthy upper class. Therefore the state serves the interests of the upper class rather than equitably serving the interests of all social groups.
Thriving societies exist today in the absence of states.
States are vulnerable to corruption.
The idea we commonly call 'state' contributes significantly to the illusion that individuals are not responsible for their actions. Whatever your concept of ‘society’ entails, having individuals delegate responsibility to a fictitious and abstract entity such as ‘the state’ hardly benefits it.
The government legitimizes the existence of the state. The state is not required.
In spite of the state, the vast majority of human interactions are still voluntary. Instead of helping these interactions, the state is mostly detrimental by prohibiting or "regulating" them.
Private law is a more efficient and peaceful way of solving disputes than state enforced law. It works in practice, not only in theory.
Should the state grant benefits linked to marriage?
Is political correctness detrimental to society?
Individual data privacy is necessary for a healthy society