Statist Claim: Abolition Is Impossible


We can't abolish the state. It's impossible! It's been here forever, and will be around forever (sometimes said maliciously, sometimes with more of a "necessary evil" attitude).


Antislavery abolitionists probably met with the same arguments. In fact, Robert Higgs has put together a whole table of them in Why We Couldn't Abolish Slavery Then and Can't Abolish Government Now.

Historical Examples of Anarchy without Chaos