Lysander SpoonerLysander Spooner, (1808-1887) Political theorist, activist, abolitionist

Lysander Spooner Quote

“The only idea they have ever manifested as to what is a government of consent, is this -- that it is one to which everybody must consent, or be shot.”

Lysander SpoonerLysander Spooner
~ Lysander Spooner

Ratings and Comments

jim k, Austin, Tx

Lysander hits the nail on the head. As L. Neal Smith said, "Government is a Disease Masquerading as It's own Cure."

J Carlton, Calgary

Sort of like voting at gun point?
Which is pretty much how Hitler was "Democratically" elected.
Or Monty Python's Happy Land, where everyone was to be hung by the neck until they "cheered up" LOL. We have WAY too much Government...WAY too many power mongers and control freaks trying to manage us to death...

Matthew, People's Republic of California

This is what Democracy looks like!

Mike, Norwalk

Ahhh yes, welcome to the occupying statist theocracy infesting this land. Excellent observation ! ! ! To the simplest of infractions - if you don't wear a seat belt, such government official will force you to a stop, ask for you papers and then when your consent is not granted, they will shoot you. (-; have a nice day ;-)

E Archer, NYC
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E Archer, NYC Mike, Norwalk 1/27/21

Could anyone have predicted the willingness of the populace to demand mask wearing and closing of small businesses today?  Now folks will be selectively given permission to live their lives.  There will be of course some who do not get that permission  permission they never needed before, now a 'rule' set by bureaucrats who are paid for increasing government budgets.  The right to assembly, to travel, to work, to speak out in dissent, to defend oneself with firearms  with ANYTHING  all are curtailed indefinitely under the declaration of a state of emergency with no end.  This is absolute authoritarianism!

E Archer, NYC

Spooner is the the boy who says, "the emperor is wearing no clothes." He points to our true delusion. We grimace, then hope the boy shuts up...

Mike, Norwalk

The CCP's criminal puppet is now heading up the dismantling of the Constitution, especially the 2nd amendment so that there will be no road bumps in the bringing to fruition Spooner's here apply described Amerika.

warren, olathe

yea mike, its not just the second.  its all of them.  most corrupt politician in my life time becomes president, and gets it by stealing it to boot.  


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