Saturday, May 25, 2013

Who wields the sword?

Thinking about what distinguishes anarchy or vigilantism from local self government. Here's an interesting article about a Mexican town that kicked out both the narco gangs and corrupt local government. Are the "governing authorities" of Romans 13 equalivant to the local warlord, even if he's a narco boss or does there need to be other criteria met before we pay them taxes and "respect"?

[Picture: Wired Magazine 2013]