A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from December 17, 2012
“Anarchy is better than no government at all”

"Anarchy is better than no government at all” is a jocular one-line saying that has been print on gift items, such as bumper stickers, buttons and T-shirts. The saying has been cited in print since at least 1989 and is of unknown authorship.


Google Groups: rec.humor.funny
Collection of cute sayings.
Michael J. Irvin, WSU, 509/335-0437
8/4/89
(...)
Anarchy is better than no government at all.

Google Books
Constructing Windows Dialogs
By Steve Rimmer
New York, NY: Windcrest/McGraw-Hill
1994
Pg. 332:
“Anarchy is better than no government at all.”

Google Groups: rec.sport.football.pro
Bob Hanson
9/26/94
(...)
Anarchy is better than no government at all!

Google Groups: rec.humor
Claudia Heyman
7/19/95
Cool Quotes
(...)
Anarchy is better than no government at all.

Google Books
The Mid-Atlantic Trailblazer:
A G.P.S. Trail Guide

By David Todeschini and William Maki
Montvale, NJ: Telson Communications
1996
Pg. 60:
“Anarchy is better than no government at all”.

Google News Archive
1 March 2005, Lewiston (ID) Tribune, “The Edge: Where bumper stickers go to die,” pg. 2A, col. 1:
Anarchy is better than no government at all.

Twitter
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‏@GNelson2053
Anarchy is better than no government at all.
5:43 AM - 22 Aug 09

Twitter
Ague Sirnio
‏@Aguedafm59
Anarchy is better than no government at all
7:11 AM - 29 Apr 11

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityGovernment/Law/Politics/Military • Monday, December 17, 2012 • Permalink