Abolishing government is not enough

published Dec 20, 2011, last modified Jul 26, 2015

A key insight: "government" is a state of mind in the collective, not a thing or a group of people.

Abolishing government in itself is not the solution. A sufficient number of the population must first understand how to live in a society based entirely on voluntary interactions absent of coercion and violence (such as state taxation [see the helpful youtube video George Ought to Help ]) or else they will just seek out new rulers as in Somalia . Just as freeing all of the slaves in the middle of the night in 1800 wouldn't have ended slavery , abolishing government without first spreading the ideas of liberty and teaching and understanding of voluntaryism would not bring prosperity .

Taken from bananosecond's comment on Reddit .