Why anarcism works Alright...so, i'm sitting in my philisophical foundations of democracy class...and my professor states that for us to even have such a class, we have to kill any base for anarchy...because if anarchy truly works...then there's no need for government...so he stated the anarchist's argument. check with me. Part 1: We have the right to disobey a bad/evil government. Not hard to believe, right? I think we should all agree that we have the right to fight a government that is, in nature, bad. Part 2: All governenments are coercive.(That is to say they shape you in a direciton of general consent...i.e. you go to school at age 5, because education is important...that's the "good" kind of coercion...there are bad kinds as well.) Alright...this should be agreed on as well. Governments do have laws that are coercive and use force(physical, economic, mental) in order to coerce your actions. Part 3: Coercion is "intrinsically" bad. The definition he gave for intrinsically bad is: if something is intrinsically bad, we wouldn't do it for the sake of doing it. That is to say if we could have our children all be educated in calculus by the age of 11, we woudln't force them into school...we would let them learn calculus by alternate means. or, also for example...If there were a way to rid the society of crime, why would we use Prison(coercion) in order to stop it. we wouldn't. therefore, i can't see how you can say that coercion is intrinsically good. So...according to transitive properties...coercion is bad...all governments practice coercions, and are therefore bad...and we have no obligation to follow a bad government. Reactions?