The Is The Most Moral System Of Political Organization

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In this paper, I will be making the case that a specific form of Anarchism is the most moral system of political organization. Specifically, I will be arguing for a subset of the Anarchist philosophy called “Anarcho-Capitalism”. But I will address left-wing socialist Anarchism. I will start with some definitions and then move into the more nuanced aspects of my arguments. In this paper, I intend to first address the moral issues of “statist” political systems and then move onto those of the leftist Anarchists. I will then summarize Murray Rothbard’s case for Anarcho-Capitalism. For this paper, I will not be discussing the issues of any economic problems created by the existence of a State or leftist policies, but they most certainly do…show more content…
So what is wrong with having a State? In short, it simply does not adhere to the same ethical standards to which we expect the general public to behave. Llewellyn H. Rockwell Jr., chairman and CEO of the Mises Institute, wrote in his article “Why I am an Anarcho-Capitalist”, “The state encourages the public to believe there are two sets of moral rules: one set that we learn as children, involving the abstention from violence and theft, and another set that applies only to government, which alone may aggress against peaceful individuals in all kinds of ways.” And this is the crux of any and all States, whether they be more capitalist than Hong Kong or more socialist than North Korea. They all infringe on the freedom of otherwise peaceful people. In fact, it is impossible for a State not to be a burden on society and make its constituents worse off. Think for moment of a king. In any decision he makes, whether it be to install a new bathtub in the castle or to institute a new public works program, he will be forcing his will upon the citizens of his domain. And imagine a man, who opposes the king’s command. What will happen to him? First, he will be sternly commanded to obey the authority of the king. But if he refuses to comply, he will be imprisoned or otherwise subject to punishment. And if the man continues to refuse to cooperate with the king’s orders, despite ever increasing punishments, eventually the king will have no choice
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