I had read that Rothbard piece before, just read again, think I heard Tom Woods say reading Rothbard is like getting punched in the face. I think Rothbard wrote that boxing would be safer without the gloves. That is the way he writes.
But I live in a Houston. Founded on swamp land in 1836. By 1838 some Yankee has moved down, elected mayor, and has publicly executed 2 (trying to protect property they mistakenly killed an upper member of society) before hundreds who probably voted for him. I now think of government as the avenue for the weak (minded) to feel like they are in control and parasitic elite will satisfy that market (of fear).