Lysander Spooner Quotes

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Born: 1808-01-19, Athol, Massachusetts
Birth Country: USA
Died: Boston, 1887-05-14

1.
But whether the Constitution really be one thing, or another, this much is certain - that it has either authorized such a government as we have had, or has been powerless to prevent it. In either case, it is unfit to exist.
- Lysander Spooner

2.
If the jury have no right to judge of the justice of a law of the government, they plainly can do nothing to protect the people against the oppressions of the government for there are no oppressions which the government may not authorize by law.
- Lysander Spooner

3.
That no government, so called, can reasonably be trusted, or reasonably be supposed to have honest purposes in view, any longer than it depends wholly upon voluntary support.
- Lysander Spooner

4.
The only security men can have for their political liberty, consists in keeping their money in their own pockets.
- Lysander Spooner

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