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Re: FAT patents. Do we need to revive non-US?



Ron Johnson writes:
> I don't know how it works in the post-modern EU, but in the rest of the
> world, if you choose not to obey orders from the leaders you have sworn
> to obey...

_Chosen_ to swear to obey.

> ...the coercive power of the state lands full square on your shoulders.

The individual officer chooses to give the order and the individual soldier
chooses to obey it.  The fact that he does so because he finds the
alternative choices unpalatable does not negate the fact that he chooses to
obey.

Other people, whether "leaders" or thugs in an alley, cannot make you do
anything.  All they can do is punish or reward what you choose to do.
-- 
John Hasler



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