Anarchism quotes

To be governed is to be watched, inspected, spied upon, directed, law-driven, numbered, regulated, enrolled, indoctrinated, preached at, controlled, checked, estimated, valued, censured, commanded, by creatures who have neither the right nor the wisdom nor the virtue to do so.
To be governed is to be at every operation, at every transaction noted, registered, counted, taxed, stamped, measured, numbered, assessed, licensed, authorized, admonished, prevented, forbidden, reformed, corrected, punished.
It is, under pretext of public utility, and in the name of the general interest, to be place under contribution, drilled, fleeced, exploited, monopolized, extorted from, squeezed, hoaxed, robbed; then, at the slightest resistance, the first word of complaint, to be repressed, fined, vilified, harassed, hunted down, abused, clubbed, disarmed, bound, choked, imprisoned, judged, condemned, shot, deported, sacrificed, sold, betrayed; and to crown all, mocked, ridiculed, derided, outraged, dishonored.
That is government; that is its justice; that is its morality.
- Why, how can you ask such a question? You are a republican.
- A republican! Yes; but that word specifies nothing. Res publica; that is, "the public thing". Now, whoever is interested in public affairs - no matter under what form of government - may call himself a republican. Even kings are republicans.
- Well! You are a democrat?
- No.
- What! You would have a monarchy?
- No.
- A Constitutionalist?
- God forbid.
- Then you are an aristocrat?
- Not at all!
- You want a mixed form of government?
- Even less.
- Then what are you?
- I am an anarchist.
When politics and home life have become one and the same, when economic problems have been solved in such a way that individual and collective interests are identical – all constraints having disappeared – it is evident that we will be in a state of total liverty or anarchy. Liberty is inviolable. I can neither sell nor alienate my liberty It is the liberty that is the mother, not the daughter, of order.