I was telling a friend last night about the Non Aggression Principle.
I said, "I don't think there is a moral basis for any government institution as it currently exists or has ever existed to the best of my knowledge. I believe this because there is always an explicit or implicit initiation of force as the basis of every government action. It is that initiation of force that I find morally repugnant."
"How did you come to the conclusion that the initiation of force is wrong?" He asked.
"It is not a conclusion. I hold it as axiomatically true."
"Oh, well in that case we are going to have to agree to disagree." He replied.
"Oh, so you won't mind if I ..."
It was then, mid sentence, that I socked him right in the gut. I didn't do it too hard, just enough to prove a point. It turns out he agreed with me all along.