Quote of the Day 7-9-17 (Allen Thornton)

Posted: July 8, 2017 in Anarchism, Quotations

“Christians argue that the state is the price we pay for Adam’s fall. If men were perfect, they say, we could have anarchy. Anarchists say the opposite. If all men were virtuous, the most perfect among them might be entrusted with political power, which is the right to use violence against one’s fellow man. But since no one is completely virtuous, it is folly to entrust anyone with governmental power. . . .

“Belief in government is the superstition that some magical power endows certain men with the right to use violence against others. The fear of anarchy is the secret conviction that violence is the best way for a person to get what he wants.”

–Allen Thornton, Laws of the Jungle

 

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