Billy Brown [firstname.lastname@example.org] wrote:
>that has the power to make laws, and to enforce them, has a de facto power
>to initiate the use of force against anyone it doesn't like.
Uh, in an anarchy anyone has the power to initiate force against anyone they don't like; that's rather the point. The difference is that in an anarchy the PPA has no more *legitimate* right to initiate force than anyone else, whereas in a government system the government claims a monopoly on legitimate use of force; if a PPA employee abuses you you can sue them, if a cop abuses you you have a much harder time getting any kind of redress for it.