"People are not perfect, and some are downright malicious and dangerous. And some people mistakenly view anarchism as a Utopian idea that would only work if everyone were generous and compassionate. But if people are too stupid, greedy and malicious to be free, aren't they also too stupid, greedy and malicious to be trusted with power? If you don't trust some stranger to have control over his own life, why would you ever trust him to have control over yours? Whether people are inherently good, bad, or some of each, giving a small group of people power and control over everyone else is never the answer.
Many still insist, "We need government because people can't be trusted!" as if government is anything other than people (some of the worst people around, in fact). And many still believe that obedience to authority is what makes us civilized, when in reality, it does the opposite. Far more evil has been committed in the name of "law" and "authority" than has been committed in spite of it." - "What Anarchy Isn't" by Larken Rose - https://archive.org/stream/WHATANARCHYISNTByLarkenRose38/WhatAnarchyIsnt-PDF_djvu.txt