Lysander Spooner called it “The Constitution of no authority.” Conservatives fetishize it, but don’t follow it. Progressives want it annulled. So, what should libertarians think about America’s founding document? Brion McClanahan and Allen Mendenhall give us the unadulterated history and unpleasant truths about constitutionalism—but also consider its underappreciated benefits.This is a discussion of the Constitution […]
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by Michael Rozeff One of the paradoxes of political power in America is that the Constitution has no authority (see Lysander Spooner), but at the same time the Constitution confers almost unlimited authority on Congress. Yes, there is a third view. There are those who insist that the Constitution limits authority when interpreted according to […]
For a century and a half, the idea of secession has been systematically demonized among the American public. The government schools spin fairy tales about the “indivisible Union” and the wise statesmen who fought to preserve it. Decentralization is portrayed as unsophisticated and backward, while nationalism and centralization are made to seem progressive and inevitable. […]
Second show on Lysander Spooner, this one on his views on the Constitution. Can something be binding if no one expressly agreed to it? via Ep. 323 Does the Constitution Bind Anyone? | Tom Woods.
Lysander Spooner is like Frederic Bastiat: the kind of thinker who changes you when you read him. via Ep. 322 Lysander Spooner: Anti-Slavery, Pro-Secession | Tom Woods.
The Martin County Taxpayers Association is so bold to take to arguing how much property should be stolen from tax victims rather than oppose the crimes ripping off the masses. It’s like a rape-victim advocate telling a rapist not to go “too deep” on the victim. Do they really think the MCTA is advocating for […]
In the 2014 Primary Election the local voters voted with their feet. To the mainstream media which even includes local Scripps Newspapers/TCPalm coverage this is a serious problem. The mainstream media and outlets like TCPalm need validation of local officials. The media then uses their connections to government officials to get exclusives and access to the […]
Today some are celebrating Constitution Day which seems odd to me. Why should we celebrate an old piece of paper that has no use to the ruling class other than restraining the ruled? But here are some things some will be thankful for: Being thankful for having a piece of paper declare who gets to […]
The elections closed last night and good news for those that love freedom – few people turned out to vote! Instead people chose not to participate in the corrupt system. We see the trends across the nation. People have lost faith in a government that continues to live off the working man like a parasite while […]
Jeff Riggenbach reads his essay titled “A Toast to Lysander Spooner” in which he introduces Spooner to his audience. Riggenbach tells a succinct biography of Spooner’s role in promoting liberty during early US history. Spooner was a staunch abolitionist and an anarchist as well. Listen below or here http://library.mises.org/media/The%20Libertarian%20Tradition/A%20Toast%20to%20Lysander%20Spooner%20Jeff%20Riggenbach.mp3 A Toast to Lysander Spooner – […]