Our survey of Scripture in Section 5 below presupposes that God created Man not as atomistic individuals, but in Families. The survey attempts to show that God nowhere commands men to leave their families and form non-familial political structures; He only gives commands to the State to restrain its activity; if these laws and the rest of Biblical Law were obeyed, the Family would be the central source of social order and productivity.

From the time of Adam until Moses, there was no "State," and the Family was adequately providing for a well-governed society (as in the case of Abraham -- Genesis 13-14). Only with rebellion (as in the case of Cain [Genesis 4] and Nimrod [Genesis 10]) did the State come into being. And "rebellion" was not the justification for the State, but the formation of a non-Familial, non-Scriptural (i.e., contrary to God's will as revealed to the Patriarchs) system of social order (the "State") was itself an act of rebellion.

It will immediately be argued that this non-political view of society is "anarchism."

Are we advocating anarchy?

Lawlessness and Anarchy

Definition: “Anarcho-Capitalism”

“Capitalism” is widely understood to be the opposite of “socialism.” Capitalism delegates economic functions to the private (rather than the public) sector, relying on the “invisible hand” of the free market to allocate resources in the most efficient way. “Anarcho-capitalism” is a radically consistent capitalism, seeing all human action as an economic function, and therefore appropriately directed by market forces. 

Most generic capitalists reserve several economic functions to the public or governmental sector: National Defense, punishment of criminals, and resolution of contractual disputes. Some capitalists would also include certain utilities (water, electricity) as necessitating a public monopoly. Anarcho-capitalists would remove all of these functions from political monopoly and allow them to be provided by the free market. 

Anarcho-capitalists, in short, advocate the abolition of the State.

Anarcho-Capitalist Bibliography