Thursday, August 20, 2009

Lack of Civil Government Does Not Lead to Anarchy

"In his study of Puritan ideas, R. J. Rushdoony found that the Puritans considered the state (which they called "civil government") to be only one form of government. The individual exercising self-restraint is conducting governance, and so is the family, the church, the school, the guild, the profession, a rich variety of private associations, and finally civil government. All of them tend to limit the idolization and atomization of the self, and all act to prevent any single institution from exercising tyranny. Therefore, the contention that to limit state power invites anarchy or individualism cannot be sustained." Idols For Destruction, page 213

Civil government is only one form of government, to argue that without it society will fall apart is a myth perpetrated upon us by Statists who seek to control our lives.

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