"By a very conservative estimate, a hundred million people have died
at the hands of their own governments in this century.
Given that record, how bad could anarchy be?"
Joseph Sobran
(1946-2010) American columnist
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Anarchy is absolutely antithetical to human nature and can not exist in reality so, the question has no answer. Another cause and effect would have to be offered before an accurate answer can be given. A socialist administration of an atheistic religion has been the primary cause of government murders in the last century. It could be asked, who is behind the successful proselytizing of such religion? Also, since America has abandoned its roots, succumbing to such religion, it could be asked, how bad could a representative republic - limiting government (not We The People) by a natural law constitution be ?
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
    In the case of the US, 'anarchy' would simply be to toss out the reams and reams of federal commercial statutes that mask themselves as criminal law. Such 'anarchy' is known as 'free trade'. I agree that anarchy can never actually be established because it is by its very nature unorganized, and since this world does indeed operate in a natural order, anarchy is at best simply living without the need of consent of others. I'll take anarchy over servitude any day.

    Hey, Mike, anarchy is merely 'natural law' in the human world -- all the rest of the animals are anarchists and only have one real enemy - man.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
    Archer, I understand that concept. I feel I, personally, fall into the category you described. For example: even when under the current political condition where I would normally be considered an employee; from my perspective and by agreement, I am not just self employed but in toto aloof from all others, contracting sovereign to sovereign - equal to equal. Purely at law, an argument can be made for anarchy. It is the application of justice that my comment was referencing. Only the being man seeks justice at such a level. That is where the quote's anarchy fails to exist.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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