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Button Pushing or Abdication: Which? - by Carl Watner

• Wendy McElroy
LeFevre urged his readers to suppose that they had a button before them. The button was to be wired in such a manner that when it was pushed it would do away with all vestiges of government:

And let us suppose... that all persons who are thus occupied [in government] have promised faithfully that... they will quit their offices; that all government would cease as of that instant; and that in no way, shape or form would these individuals seek to establish another government.

Supposing he was in control of the button, LeFevre asked himself: Would he push it? His answer was an unequivocal

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