The question has arisen in some circles of how advocacy of free speech can be reconciled with retaliatory attacks on Sarah Palin’s PAC web site. The answer is that Sarah Palin has not merely been critical of Wikileaks. Rather, in her advocacy of use of state power against Wikileaks she has issued what amount to criminal threats. Only anarchists correctly recognize that one cannot rightfully advocate that the state (or anyone else) do something that you cannot rightfully do yourself.
Sarah Palin’s credible threats against Wikileaks constitute the original breach of the peace, or aggression. Harassment of her via Operation Payback rightfully ought to be considered “lawful” obstruction of her ongoing crimes — in the sense that human beings have inherent rights, that these rights form the basis of a non-governmental code of justice that can be articulated without and outside of any political government and that aggression against those rights constitutes violation of that code.