Statist claim: Anarchists are Traitors


"If you want to overthrow the government, you are a traitor and should be dealt with as such."


A person cannot be a traitor to something to which they have sworn no allegiance. Since anarchists have no obligation to the state (compulsory government), and have made no promises to it, or, if they have in the past, they have elected to dissolve such contracts. They cannot be traitors, but are enemies of the state. It is impossible by definition to be a traitor to the State if one has rejected political authority in principle.