Anarchists are opposed to a state monopoly on law. Out of the three minarchist bastions of police, courts, and the military, the police function is the easiest to argue. I think most minarchists can be led to see that private policy agencies would be more efficient and more accountable than the public police agencies that oppress us. The defense function is a little harder, but also not the major stumbling block. No, the major stumbling block is private law, because people just can't imagine a world without a final arbiter backed by force. Which is interesting, because private law has a rich history. But let's save that for later. Let's talk private police first. Wouldn't you want a police force in your neighborhood that is accountable to its subscribers?
“With laws shall our land be built up, but with lawlessness laid waste.”