Quotations by Lysander Spooner

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Born: Tuesday, January 19, 1808
Died: Saturday, May 14, 1887 (79 years old)
Profession: Philosopher
Nationality: American

A man is no less a slave because he is allowed to choose a new master once in a term of years.
- Lysander Spooner
(Keywords: Man, Years)

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
(Keywords: Government, Constitution)

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
(Keywords: Government, People, Jury, Justice, Law, May, Nothing, Right)

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
(Keywords: Government, Support)

The only security men can have for their political liberty, consists in keeping their money in their own pockets.
- Lysander Spooner
(Keywords: Men, Money, Liberty, Security)

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