Benjamin R. Tucker:
It is because peaceful agitation and passive resistance are, in Liberty’s hands, weapons more deadly to tyranny than any others that I uphold them, and it is because brute force strengthens tyranny that I condemn it.
War and authority are companions; peace and liberty are companions.
The methods and necessities of war involve arbitrary discipline and dictatorship. So-called “war measures” are almost always violations of rights.
Even war for liberty is sure to breed the spirit of authority, with aftereffects unforeseen and incalculable.
Liberty, July 31, 1886. (Thanks to Warren Bluhm)1:52 pm on December 3, 2014 Email Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.