How can the State be illegitmate when all of it's actions aren't?
With all the talk by the mantra anarchists (a new term I've coined) of "putting people in cages", "men with guns ....", etc., I got to thinking. Right now, the government has people in cages who, in my opinion, deserve to be in cages. But if all of this caging is being funded by tax dollars, shouldn't we let everyone out. After all, not everyone consenting to their tax dollars being used to cage these men and women? What about the pacifist?
Back to the subject. The State is doing legitimate things such as building roads, caging violent criminals, etc. Should the consistent anarchist be agitating for the abolition of the judicial system? Or should there be a correct order for the de-socialization of gov't enterprises?
Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women; when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it
In the past men created witches: now they create mental patients.
Relinquish liberty for the purposes of defense in an emergency?
Why? It would seem that in an emergency, of all times, one needs
his greatest strength. So if liberty is strength and slavery is weakness,
liberty is a necessity rather than a luxury, and we can ill afford
to be without it—least of all during an emergency.