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Relationships

Types of relationships


There are 4 basic types
  • Person(s) to person(s)
  • Person(s) to fictitious entities (such as companies or charities)
  • Person(s) to State
  • State to fictitious entities

Legal status of relationships

This is how the person to person interactions can be expressed legally.
Legal person to person interactions

Relationship development



"THE most ancient of all societies, and the only one that is natural, is the family: and even so the children remain attached to the father only so long as they need him for their preservation. As soon as this need ceases, the natural bond is dissolved. The children, released from the obedience they owed to the father, and the father, released from the care he owed his children, return equally to independence. If they remain united, they continue so no longer naturally, but voluntarily; and the family itself is then maintained only by convention.

This common liberty results from the nature of man. His first law is to provide for his own preservation, his first cares are those which he owes to himself; and, as soon as he reaches years of discretion, he is the sole judge of the proper means of preserving himself, and consequently becomes his own master."

   --  Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Game

Match the words on the right with the sayings on the left
Description                                         Which one is you
You are free to use any business you want Consumer
You are free to make any friend you want Comrade
You must do what the government bids         Slave

Win lose Matrix

http://www.beyondintractability.org/bi-essay/win-lose
Table 040 Win Lose matrix


Legalised Relationships

some things need licences. I carry two of them in my wallet. I have a driver licence, which the government requires before I drive a car on the public road. I get that, a car used recklessly or incompetently is a dangerous thing, and the state has a legitimate interest in making sure that people using one don't endanger others. I also have a firearms licence, which the law requires before I'm allowed to possess guns. I get that too, the state should make sure that I'm not a homicidal maniac before allowing me to own a rifle.

But a marriage licence? Really?

People enter into relationships and have kids outside of state-sanctioned marriage all the time. The rules governing these things are well defined. The social value of a state-controlled and regulated institution of marriage is long gone.
Sometimes people want - for cultural, religious, or just personal reasons - to call such a relationship a marriage. The government has no business deciding whether or not they can. If they want to call it a marriage, then it's a marriage.

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