Dear Mr. Skeptical,
In a discussion on anarchy I had recently with a statist, the question of the logical necessity of at least minarchism came up, and it was argued by my opponent that objectively, you can't have competing governments within the same geographic territory. How do you answer this? Are there any historical examples?
The truth is, we don't have to go back into history to find your example. It exists today. It's called The Netherlands. But in popular parlance (and damnation to those who would spoil my example by trying to say that these are not really different names for the same country!) Holland. What you and others may not realize is that those are obviously two different governments (they have to be, why else the two names?) and that they both govern in the same territory at the same time. There is even a third group with its own government, the Dutch, that also governs there as well. Which just goes to show how ignorant your statist friend is and how you don't need history when you've got Mr. Skeptical.
What is a turducken?
A good question. There is someone called "DM" who likes to pretend he has a whole army of anti-atheist fighters by his side, when he really is referring to the turds in his pocket when he uses words like "we", "we're", "our", etc . A "turducken" occurs when an atheist meets DM in person and DM reaches for his turd friends and throws them at the atheist. When the atheist ducks to avoid a flying turd, you've got a classic turducken situation.
I hope that answers your question.
Dear Mr S
How come you never answer any real skeptical questions? Are you chicken?
No, I'm not chicken, I just taste like chicken.
Until next week (if I'm not too chicken) this is Mr. Skeptical, saying, have a great weekend and a very Happy Thanksgiving!