I disagree with my friend and anarchist, Larken Rose. To do NOTHING is to allow evil to win.
“One who condones evils is just as guilty as the one who perpetrates it.” — Martin Luther King, Jr.
“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” — Edmund Burke
“Men are qualified for civil liberty in exact proportion to their disposition to put moral chains upon their appetites; in proportion as they are more disposed to listen to the counsels of the wise and good in preference to the flattery of knaves. Society cannot exist unless a controlling power upon will and appetite be placed somewhere, and the less of it there is within, the more there must be without. It is ordained in the eternal constitution of things, that men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters.” — Edmund Burke
Liberty is like a garden, if you do nothing you get nothing. Liberty is the result of correct choices.
“Liberty cannot be established without morality, nor morality without faith.” — Horace Greely
Taxes can be voluntary. If you don’t want to pay the tax don’t buy the product that is taxed. You still have a choice. People have the GOD GIVEN RIGHT to form governments. The Declaration of Independence is VERY clear on this.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.
I have a God Given Right to form a government but Larken would want me to discard that right and that duty. I am a sovereign without subjects. First I form my own rules and then I am to peacefully work to convince others that the government I desire is good for the group. Without a group is is impossible to build roads or have airplanes or trains or cities. Government, like religion, can be either helpful or destructive and it all depends upon the morals of the people. A truly moral people need very little government but they still need government if only because:
“When bad men combine, the good must associate else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.” — Edmund Burke
“One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.” — Plato
Larken would deny you of this right to form a government for your benefit and the benefits of those that agree by claiming all governments are evil. But governments are nothing more than the people that form the government. If the people, your neighbors, are evil then the government will be evil. But if you have no government then those same people will STILL be evil.
Proverbs 14:34: Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.
And you, the only righteous anarchist, will have to spend your time and effort defending your property. Of course since there is no government there is nothing to prove that YOUR PROPERTY is your property.The strong man can take it from you and does not care because he does not believe it is wrong to kill you and rape your wife and enslave your children. And who are you to tell him he is wrong? Doesn’t this Viking have as much a right to believe what he believes as you do? Why to even defend yourself would be to try to force your will upon him. By defending yourself you become the king tyrant you claim you oppose.
No government means no courts. No government means survival of the fittest. And if you organize to defend what you claim is your property then you have formed a government. A family that has a father as its head is nothing but a micro monarchy.
Anarchy does not and cannot work because unless EVERYONE is a Real Christian that practices pure Christlike morality then people must unite to defend against the Vikings of the modern world. Or they will end up like Christ did, dead on the cross of organized tyranny.