No Treason: The Constitution of No Authority [Lysander Spooner] on Amazon. com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. But whether the Constitution really be . No Treason: The Constitution of No Authority. December 9, Lysander Spooner. The greatest case for anarchist political philosophy ever written. Narrated by. Treason by Lysander Spooner · No. 1.→ Spooner issued three pamphlets carrying the title of No Treason, numbered 1, II, and VI. Spooner.

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Natural law, as Spooner saw it, was to be part of everyone’s life, which includes the rights given at birth: All political power, so called, rests practically upon rreason matter of money. And the only reason why they have never been asked to sign it, has been that it has been known that they never would sign it; that they were neither such fools nor knaves as they must needs have been to be willing to sign it; that at least as it has been practically interpreted it is not what any sensible and honest trexson wants for himself; treasonn such as he has any right to impose upon others.

It is obviously debatable but a valid point as far as I am concerned. He states it as a matter of fact. Its preamble implies that the powers of the U.

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Nothing but the tyranny and corruption of the very governments that have reduced so large portions of Edition: They were not traitors in fact, because they betrayed nobody, and broke faith with nobody. How many of those who now support the Constitution, will ever do this? Buy the selected items together This item: It is plain, then, that on general principles of law and reason — such principles as we all act upon in courts of justice and in common life — the Constitution is no contract; that it binds nobody, and never did bind anybody; and that all those who pretend to act by its authority, are really acting without any legitimate authority at all; that, on general principles of law and reason, they are mere usurpers, and that everybody not only has the right, but is morally bound, to treat them as such.

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The constitution itself contains no designation, description, or necessary admission of the existence of such a thing as slavery, servitude, or the right of property in man. If someone doesn’t want to respect your so-called “natural rights”, who do you appeal to?

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Lysander Spooner came form the flinty lysqnder of rural New England. And the so-called sovereigns, in these different governments, are simply the heads, or chiefs, of different bands of robbers and murderers. Ever notice that a lot of people are so ignorant that they attribute words from the Declaration of Independence to the Constitution?

If anyone denies my right, let him try conclusions with me. Until you do, I have not consented to your authority, and you, the government, are simply a band of robbers and murderers! Explore the Home Gift Guide. Customers who viewed this item also viewed.

He begins this work with a brief introductory section about the relationship between slavery and the Lysandet War as viewed by the North. If their object had really lyaander to abolish slavery, or maintain liberty or justice generally, they had only to say: All this we had professed for nearly a hundred years.

Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. If you look at the Constitution this way, it is not the great protector of liberty but instead little more than a power grab.

Because consent was given by the people to separate from the power of England, and the same concept is part of the foundations for the Constitution, the North was able to participate in the Civil War, while affecting the lives of thousands as well as spending millions of dollars. He poses it as a group of men at this time only men could vote that gather, and by secret ballot vote to rob and plunder through taxation and the threat of violence for resisting taxation their fellow man for their own benefit.

Where would be the end of fraud and litigation, if one party could bring into court a written instrument, without any signatureand claim to have it enforced, upon the ground that it was written for another man to sign?

No Treason. No. I – Online Library of Liberty

How do many millions of men, scattered over an extensive territory—each gifted by nature with individual freedom; required by the law of nature to call no man, or body of men, his masters; authorized by that law to seek his own happiness in his own way, to do what he will with himself np his property, so long as he does not trespass upon the equal liberty of others; authorized also, by that law, to defend his own rights, and redress his own wrongs; and to go to the assistance and defence of any Edition: And it does not so much as even purport to be a contract between persons now existing.


It therefore furnishes no legal evidence that anybody supports it voluntarily.

His writing style is clear and very modern. So far as they are concerned, he only means to be understood as saying that his hopes and motives, in building it, are that they, or at least some of them, may find it for their happiness to live in it.

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But for this voluntary accession of new members, the corporation necessarily dies with the death of those who originally composed it. I take the responsibility of my acts: There was a problem filtering reviews right now. This is the kind of formal and legalistic argument that gets Sovereign Citizens and others laughed out of court or tased on the street.

And this they call equal rights! Consequently such an oath or contract can be of no obligation. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? It’s very entertaining and easy to read; and it will certainly be something that I will read multiple times.

Before opening the American Mail Company, he sent a personal letter informing the Postmaster General January 11,that he proposed “soon to establish a letter mail [company] from Boston to Baltimore.

Neither can exist without the other. It is however; worth the effort. A tractate really, but presents a cogent argument.