of thinking of the state as okay for enforcing contracts and helping us resist the use of force is a natural bridge position as someone is coming out of statism. It's also natural for that position to drift toward anarchy since that position provides a more concentrated view to see how the state can still not accomplish those things without corruption.
This short-of-anarchy position is the one statists are most likely to be respectful of because it holds up as consistent in debates with statists who are pretty far from seeing where the state will fail at even the minimum. It's a comfortable position for a libertarian who gets to above the left-right paradigm at least, but anarchy calls to him.
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