Saturday, December 20, 2008

If governments must exist, they must be bound by the same moral code that is binding on the rest of us. In other words, they must not tax ("Thou Shalt Not Steal"), wage aggressive war ("Thou Shalt Not Kill"), spy, kidnap or conscript. If you accept this premise, you are an anarchist.

Law can be privatized. There is a demand in society for peace, security, contract enforcement, domestic tranquility and dispute resolution. The market will provide these services if the State allows it to do so. Anarchists are not utopian. They understand the market will not provide these services perfectly. Anarchists simply believe the market will provide in a more humane and efficient manner than the State.

The State seeks always and everywhere to protect its legal monopoly on the use of violence. Society consists of those free and ethical individuals interacting to generate spontaneous order. The State exists to preserve the disorder

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