From the FAQ:
Skeptics is about applying skepticism
— it's for researching the evidence
behind the claims you hear or read
Your question needs to be in the form of this is some held belief, thought or idea... can its claim be proven to be true.
In some cases a question is subjective. That means it can't be answered without someone giving their personal views.
Your question "Are states fundamentally violent" falls into the subjective category. Why? Because all states participate in activities that could be seen as violent:
- Police force
- Border patrol
- Illegal immigration
See that big could be up there. That's your problem. Your question will result in an argument over the definition of what is violent, including whether or not it is necessary. Furthermore another group will start an argument over what does it mean to be fundamentally violent and not just necessarily or occasionally violent.
I also suggest you read the system wide guidelines on good subjective, bad subjective.
Your question also falls into this category:
What kind of questions should I not ask here?
Avoid asking questions that are subjective, argumentative, or require
extended discussion. This is not a
discussion board, this is a place for
questions that can be answered!
You need to provide questions that can be answered, and your question reads like a discussion topic.
I hope this helps and please don't be discouraged to ask more questions.