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Lysander Spooner
January 19, 1808 - May 14, 1887
Nationality: American
Category: Philosopher
Subcategory: American Philosopher

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.


A man is no less a slave because he is allowed to choose a new master once in a term of years.


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.


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.


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


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