Paul Marks has a neat defence of feudal law here, pointing out that under a feudal dispensation the state is bound by and may not change the traditional law.
In some ways concurring with Pauls argument, but coming at it from a different angle, DownsizeDC asks is the state anarchistic?
- Can The State be ruled or does it merely rule others?
- Is The State regulated by laws or does it exempt itself from regulation?
- Can The State be governed or is it impervious to government?
Not sure about the conclusion he comes to. One of my personal aphorisms, invented by me (I think) is – The order that arises from anarchy, as opposed to the chaos that arises from planning. A nice example of the distinction between anarchy and chaos, terms which some people use interchangeably.
Anyway, I think what he describes is chaos, not anarchy.
Tell me what you think.