RESOLUTION: I've reached a point in life where the concept of having every political argument from first principles is very unappealing. Though there is room for conversation, discussion, and a changing of minds, I think it rarely happens in a debate, especially when interlocutors carry fundamentally different assumptions. Recognizing this, I have in the past formulated two propositions which I will decline to discuss: the concept that all taxation is theft and whether there is any just war (with a student of Hauerwas, at least). I now have a third: whether it was morally permissible to fight the Civil War.

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