Statist claim: People Are Bad (so government is necessary.)


"People are bad, so we need government to protect us!"


And just what do you propose to make up this government with? That's right, people … but people are bad. And sadly, nobody's come up with a way to pick the virtuous from the evil yet, and history shows a lot of evil perpetuated by governments. I'm talking about mass murder of millions here, not exceeding some arbitrary speed limit. (DR)

Actually, government amplifies the evil of bad people. It increases their power. In the hierarchy of government, the psychopaths, warmongers, looters, and power freaks tend to get the most powerful roles. In government, the scum rises to the top. [HB]

Also see: Misconception: Anarchists assume that man is basically good.