The state is not above the moral law

Matt Cockerill
Jul 29, 2009 at 7:08 AM

There is a real debate in libertarianism between minarchists and anarcho-capitalists. However, we all can all agree to call government aggression and criminality just that, as Walter Block reminds us in the latest LRC podcast.

Some may say we will come across as radicals for doing so, and I concede that this is what the mainstream will likely perceive. But, we must remember, the preponderance of the evidence is not on us for calling the state criminal, but rather on the state itself, to justify its ability to routinely violate the moral law.