Was Pennsylvania a pacifist state?

Date: Thu, 7 May 92 22:12:57 EST Pennsylvania was started by Quakers and run as a religious state by pacifists. The death of this pacifist state happened nonviolently by their acceptance of non-pacifist settlers.

Well, you said "pacifist society", and I supplied one. If you can change the rules of discussion, I can't win.

As far as I know, such protection was not wanted and was never called upon. You may counter "but it was there". If you do that, then we have nothing more to discuss, because I can never prove that some group will not step in and defend pacifists violently.

In fact, following such a worldview, there is no such thing as nonviolent action, because then, all nonviolence is backed up by potential violence.

Russell Nelson
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