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#1. It is perfectly clear, in the first place, that the constitution of the United States did not, of itself, create or establish slavery as a new institution; or even give any authority to the state governments to establish it as a new institution. The greatest sticklers for slavery do not claim this. - Author: Lysander Spooner
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#2. Only those who have the will and the power to shoot down their fellow men, are the real rulers in this, as in all other (so-called) civilized countries; for by no others will civilized men be robbed, or enslaved. - Author: Lysander Spooner
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#3. Legislators and judges are necessarily exposed to all the temptations of money, fame, and power, to induce them to disregard justice between parties, and sell the rights, and violate the liberties of the people. Jurors, on the other hand, are exposed to none of these temptations. - Author: Lysander Spooner
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#4. Doubtless the most miserable of men, under the most oppressive government in the world, if allowed the ballot, would use it, if they could see any chance of thereby ameliorating their condition. - Author: Lysander Spooner
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#5. The imaginations of believers have dressed up and exaggerated the excellence of the style and matter of the New Testament generally, in the same manner, in which they have the moral instructions of Jesus. - Author: Lysander Spooner
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#6. All know the importance of sustaining the hopes of a sick man. The reason of this is that his nervous system is then, vastly more than in health, susceptible to the influence of particular states of the mind. - Author: Lysander Spooner
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#7. The right and the physical power of the people to resist injustice, are really the only securities that any people ever can have for their liberties. Practically no government knows any limit to its power but the endurance of the people. - Author: Lysander Spooner
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#8. Those who are capable of tyranny are capable of perjury to sustain it. - Author: Lysander Spooner
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#9. Lysander said that the law spoke too softly to be heard in such a noise of war. - Author: Plutarch
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#10. Even if the Constitution of the United States had intended to recognize slavery, as a constitutional state institution, such intended recognition would have failed of effect, and been legally void, because slavery then had no constitutional existence to be recognized. - Author: Lysander Spooner
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#11. Slavery is a wrong to each individual enslaved; and not merely to the first of a series. Natural law, therefore, as much forbids the enslaving of the child, as if the wrong of enslaving the parent had never been perpetrated. - Author: Lysander Spooner
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#12. All legitimate government is a mutual insurance company, voluntarily agreed upon by the parties to it, for the protection of their rights against wrong-doers. In its voluntary character it is precisely similar to an association for mutual protection against fire or shipwreck. - Author: Lysander Spooner
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#13. Children learn many principles of natural law at a very early age. For example: they learn that when one child has picked up an apple or a flower, it is his, and that his associates must not take it from him against his will. - Author: Lysander Spooner
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#14. It is manifest that the only security against the tyranny of the government lies in forcible resistance to the execution of the injustice; because the injustice will certainly be executed, unless it be forcibly resisted. - Author: Lysander Spooner
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#15. The law does not require a man to cease to be a man, and act without regard to consequences, when he becomes a juror. - Author: Lysander Spooner
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#16. A slave government is an oligarchy; and one, too, of the most arbitrary and criminal character. - Author: Lysander Spooner
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#17. If physical power be the fountain of law, then law and force are synonymous terms. Or, perhaps, rather, law would be the result of a combination of will and force; of will, united with a physical power sufficient to compel obedience to it, but not necessarily having any moral character whatever. - Author: Lysander Spooner
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#18. Jesus never instructed men to do what was right because it was right; yet this is the true reason why they should do it. - Author: Lysander Spooner
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#19. 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. - Author: Lysander Spooner
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#20. The principle, on which the war was waged by the North, was simply this: That men may rightfully be compelled to submit to, and support, a government that they do not want; and that resistance, on their part, makes them traitors and criminals. - Author: Lysander Spooner
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#21. Any number of scoundrels, having money enough to start with, can establish themselves as a 'government'; because, with money, they can hire soldiers, and with soldiers extort more money; and also compel general obedience to their will. - Author: Lysander Spooner
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#22. In reality there is no such thing as an inflation of prices, relatively to gold. There is such a thing as a depreciated paper currency. - Author: Lysander Spooner
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#23. Money is the great instrumentality for manufacturing. - Author: Lysander Spooner
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#24. If any man's money can be taken by a so-called government, without his own personal consent, all his other rights are taken with it; for with his money the government can, and will, hire soldiers to stand over him, compel him to submit to its arbitrary will, and kill him if he resists. - Author: Lysander Spooner
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#25. All governments, the worst on earth, and the most tyrannical on earth, are free governments to that portion of the people who voluntarily support them. - Author: Lysander Spooner
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#26. 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. - Author: Lysander Spooner
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#27. If the works of Jesus were so much more wonderful than man could perform as to deserve to be called miracles, was it not nonsense to caution his disciples so strongly against being deluded by the works of others? - Author: Lysander Spooner
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#28. The mere toleration of the slave trade could not make slavery itself - the right of property in man - lawful any where; not even on board the slave ship. Toleration of a wrong is not law. - Author: Lysander Spooner
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#29. Vices are not crimes. - Author: Lysander Spooner
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#30. A married woman has the same natural right to acquire and hold property, and to make all contracts that she is mentally competent to make reasonably, as has a married man, or any other man. - Author: Lysander Spooner
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#31. What is the motive to the secret ballot? This, and only this: Like other confederates in crime, those who use it are not friends, but enemies; and they are afraid to be known, and to have their individual doings known, even to each other. - Author: Lysander Spooner
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#32. DEMETRIUS
Relent, sweet Hermia: and, Lysander, yield
Thy crazed title to my certain right.
LYSANDER
You have her father's love, Demetrius;
Let me have Hermia's: do you marry him. - Author: William Shakespeare
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#33. Our Constitution does not profess to have been established simply by the majority, but by 'the people' - the minority as much as the majority. - Author: Lysander Spooner
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#34. Practically and commercially speaking, a dollar is not necessarily a specific thing, made of silver, or gold, or any other single metal, or substance. It is only such a quantum of market value as exists in a given piece of silver or gold. - Author: Lysander Spooner
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#35. I plan to let Lysander rip the garment off me, make love to me in the dirtiest way possible, and then, while he's trying to catch his breath, drop the big, bad bombshell on him and run like hell.
Bianka to Kaia - Author: Gena Showalter
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#36. The single despot stands out in the face of all men, and says: I am the State: My will is law: I am your master: I take the responsibility of my acts: The only arbiter I acknowledge is the sword: If any one denies my right, let him try conclusions with me. - Author: Lysander Spooner
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#37. If men were but to read the New Testament with the same tone and emphasis, with which they do other books, and were to keep out of mind the idea of its being sacred, they would be disgusted with the credulity, and the want of intellect, reason and judgment, that is apparent in it. - Author: Lysander Spooner
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#38. There is perhaps not an enlightened Christian in America who, notwithstanding he may believe that, at the time of Jesus, men were possessed of devils, believes that they ever have been in any other instance, either before or since. - Author: Lysander Spooner
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#39. These so-called governments are in reality only great bands of robbers and murderers, organized, disciplined, and constantly on the alert. - Author: Lysander Spooner
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#40. All the great establishments, of every kind, now in the hands of a few proprietors, but employing a great number of wage laborers, would be broken up; for few or no persons, who could hire capital and do business for themselves would consent to labour for wages for another. - Author: Lysander Spooner
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#41. The trial by jury might safely be introduced into a despotic government, if the jury were to exercise no right of judging of the law, or the justice of the law. - Author: Lysander Spooner
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#42. To say that majorities, as such, have a right to rule minorities, is equivalent to saying that minorities have, and ought to have, no rights, except such as majorities please to allow them. - Author: Lysander Spooner
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#43. Government is in reality established by the few; and these few assume the consent of all the rest, without any such consent being actually given. - Author: Lysander Spooner
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#44. If our fathers, in 1776, had acknowledged the principle that a majority had the right to rule the minority, we should never have become a nation; for they were in a small minority, as compared with those who claimed the right to rule over them. - Author: Lysander Spooner
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#45. Who are ever taxed? Individuals only. Who have property that can be taxed? Individuals only. Who can give their consent to be taxed? Individuals only. Who are ever taxed without their consent? Individuals only. Who, then, are robbed, if taxed without their consent? Individuals only. - Author: Lysander Spooner
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#46. Doing a thing by law, or according to law, is only carrying the law into execution. And punishing a man by, or according to, the sentence or judgment of his peers, is only carrying that sentence or judgment into execution. - Author: Lysander Spooner
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#47. Lysander, when Dionysius sent him two gowns, and bade him choose which he would carry to his daughter, said, "She can choose best," and so took both away with him. - Author: Plutarch
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#48. No body of men can be said to authorize a man to act as their agent, to the injury of a third person. - Author: Lysander Spooner
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#49. The desertion of Jesus, by his followers, furnishes an argument in support of the supposition that he attempted to be king of the Jews, rather than that he was a superior being. - Author: Lysander Spooner
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#50. No State shall pass any law impairing the [natural] obligation of contracts. - Author: Lysander Spooner
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#51. Lysander saw that they were displaying all the timeworn and conventional feints and poor disguises of lovers meeting in a public place and hoping the real nature of their relationship would be invisible. - Author: William Boyd
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#52. Vices are usually pleasurable, at least for the time being, and often do not disclose themselves as vices, by their effects, until after they have been practised for many years; perhaps for a lifetime. - Author: Lysander Spooner
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#53. The greatest of all crimes are the wars that are carried on by governments, to plunder, enslave, and destroy mankind. - Author: Lysander Spooner
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#54. The very idea of law originates in men's natural rights. There is no other standard, than natural rights, by which civil law can be measured. Law has always been the name of that rule or principle of justice, which protects those rights. Thus we speak of natural law. - Author: Lysander Spooner
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#55. The laws recognize no obligation on the part of the slave to labor for or serve his master. If he refuse to labor, the law will not interfere to compel him. The master must do his own flogging, as in the case of an ox or a horse. - Author: Lysander Spooner
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#56. The right of revolution, which tyrants, in mockery, accord to mankind, is no legal right under a government; it is only a natural right to overturn a government. - Author: Lysander Spooner
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#57. When a man says he is building a house for himself and his posterity, he does not mean to be understood as saying that he has any thought of binding them, nor is it to be inferred that he is so foolish as to imagine that he has any right or power to bind them, to live in it. - Author: Lysander Spooner
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#58. All, or nearly all, the advantage there is in fixing any constitutional limits to the power of a government, is simply to give notice to the government of the point at which it will meet with resistance. - Author: Lysander Spooner
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#59. The only security men can have for their political liberty, consists in keeping their money in their own pockets. - Author: Lysander Spooner
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#60. Any rule, not existing in the nature of things, or that is not permanent, universal and inflexible in its application, is no law, according to any correct definition of the term law. - Author: Lysander Spooner
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#61. If a jury have not the right to judge between the government and those who disobey its laws, and resist its oppressions, the government is absolute, and the people, legally speaking, are slaves. - Author: Lysander Spooner
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#62. Justice is the object of government, and those who support the government, must be agreed as to the justice to be executed by it, or they cannot rightfully unite in maintaining the government itself. - Author: Lysander Spooner
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#63. Now a slave is not 'held' by any legal contract, obligation, duty, or authority, which the laws will enforce. He is 'held' only by brute force. One person beats another until the latter will obey him, work for him, if he require it, or do nothing if he require it. - Author: Lysander Spooner
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#64. Swift as shadow, short as any dream - Author: William Shakespeare
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#65. Men's moral principles are weak enough without their being made subordinate to selfishness; and their selfishness is quite active enough, without any such effort as Christianity makes to constitute it the mainspring of all their conduct. - Author: Lysander Spooner
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#66. It is self-evident that no number of men, by conspiring, and calling themselves a government, can acquire any rights whatever over other men, or other men's property, which they had not before, as individuals. - Author: Lysander Spooner
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#67. But for their right to judge of the law, and the justice of the law, juries would be no protection to an accused person, even as to matters of fact; for, if the government can dictate to a jury any law whatever, in a criminal case, it can certainly dictate to them the laws of evidence. - Author: Lysander Spooner
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#68. No government knows any limits to its power except the endurance of the people. - Author: Lysander Spooner
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#69. Legally speaking, there are no such things as 'public rights,' as distinguished from individual rights. Legally speaking, there is no such creature or thing as 'the public.' - Author: Lysander Spooner
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#70. Now it is clear, that if the government can exclude, on account either of their opinions or feelings, any persons thus drawn by lot, the trial is no longer a trial by 'the country,' but only by a portion of the country. - Author: Lysander Spooner
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#71. The Constitution has no inherent authority or obligation. It has no authority or obligation at all, unless as a contract between man and man. And it does not so much as even purport to be a contract between persons now existing. - Author: Lysander Spooner
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#72. I would have been here sooner but Lysander held me prisoner in our cloud," Bianka said with a grin. "He wouldn't relent until Sabin gave the ok. Which I still don't understand and will continue to punish him for until he spills. Secrets or guts, I don't care which. - Author: Gena Showalter
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#73. There can be no criminal intent in resisting injustice. - Author: Lysander Spooner
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#74. A traitor is a betrayer - one who practices injury, while professing friendship. Benedict Arnold was a traitor, solely because, while professing friendship for the American cause, he attempted to injure it. An open enemy, however criminal in other respects, is no traitor. - Author: Lysander Spooner
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#75. The right of absolute and irresponsible dominion is the right of property, and the right of property is the right of absolute, irresponsible dominion. The two are identical; the one necessarily implying the other. - Author: Lysander Spooner
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#76. All these cries of having "abolished slavery," of having "saved the country," of having "preserved the union," of establishing a "government of consent," and of "maintaining the national honor," are all gross, shameless, transparent cheats - so transparent that they ought to deceive no one. - Author: Lysander Spooner
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#77. Nathaniel Septimus Ernest Bertram Lysander Tybalt Zacharias Edmund Alexander Humphrey Percy Quentin Tristan Augustus Bartholomew Tarquin Imogen Sebastian Theodore Clarence Smythe. - Author: David Walliams
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#78. If two individuals enter into a contract to commit trespass, theft, robbery or murder upon a third, the contract is unlawful and void, simply because it is a contract to violate natural justice, or men's natural rights. - Author: Lysander Spooner
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#79. To measure prices by a currency that is called by the same names as gold, but that is really inferior in value to gold, and then - because those prices are nominally higher than gold prices - to say that they are inflated, relatively to gold, is a perfect absurdity. - Author: Lysander Spooner
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#80. Taking a man's money without his consent, is also as much robbery, when it is done by millions of men, acting in concert, and calling themselves a government, as when it is done by a single individual, acting on his own responsibility, and calling himself a highwayman. - Author: Lysander Spooner
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#81. 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. - Author: Lysander Spooner
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#82. 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. - Author: Lysander Spooner
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#83. Slavery, if it can be legalized at all, can be legalized only by positive legislation. Natural law gives it no aid. Custom imparts to it no legal sanction. - Author: Lysander Spooner
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#84. No court presumes to tell a jury that they are to try a capital case with the same indifference and unconcern as to consequences, that they would a case where the results of their decision would be less important. - Author: Lysander Spooner
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#85. Majorities and minorities cannot rightfully be taken at all into account in deciding questions of justice. - Author: Lysander Spooner
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#86. But that the people are stronger than the government, and will resist in extreme cases, our governments would be little or nothing else than organized systems of plunder and oppression. - Author: Lysander Spooner
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#87. Legally speaking, the term 'public rights' is as vague and indefinite as are the terms 'public health,' 'public good,' 'public welfare,' and the like. It has no legal meaning, except when used to describe the separate, private, individual rights of a greater or less number of individuals. - Author: Lysander Spooner
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#88. Those who deny the right of a jury to protect an individual in resisting an unjust law of the government, deny him all defence whatsoever against oppression. - Author: Lysander Spooner
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#89. The trial by jury is a trial by 'the country,' in contradistinction to a trial by the government. The jurors are drawn by lot from the mass of the people, for the very purpose of having all classes of minds and feelings, that prevail among the people at large, represented in the jury. - Author: Lysander Spooner
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#90. Mr Lysander Rief looks like someone who is far more at ease occupying the cold security of the dark; a man happier with the dubious comfort of the shadows. - Author: William Boyd
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#91. A man is no less a slave because he is allowed to choose a new master once in a term of years. - Author: Lysander Spooner
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#92. If taxation without consent is not robbery, then any band of robbers have only to declare themselves a government, and all their robberies are legalized. - Author: Lysander Spooner
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#93. There is no fine print in Thou shall not kill" Lysander to Santino - Author: Katie Salidas
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#94. A government that can at pleasure accuse, shoot, and hang men, as traitors, for the one general offence of refusing to surrender themselves and their property unreservedly to its arbitrary will, can practice any and all special and particular oppressions it pleases. - Author: Lysander Spooner
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#95. A contract for the establishment of government, being nothing but a voluntary contract between individuals for their mutual benefit, differs, in nothing that is essential to its validity, from any other contract between man and man, or between nation and nation. - Author: Lysander Spooner
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#96. A man's natural rights are his own, against the whole world; and any infringement of them is equally a crime; whether committed by one man, or by millions; whether committed by one man, calling himself a robber, or by millions calling themselves a government. - Author: Lysander Spooner
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#97. To deprive mankind of their natural right and power of creating wealth for themselves, is as great a tyranny as it is to rob them of it after they have created it. And this is done by all laws against honest banking. - Author: Lysander Spooner
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#98. A man's 'original and natural right' to make all contracts that are 'intrinsically obligatory,' and to coerce the fulfillment of them, is one of the most valuable and indispensable of all human possessions. - Author: Lysander Spooner
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#99. The apology, that is constantly put forth for the injustice of government, viz., that a man must consent to give up some of his rights, in order to have his other rights protected - involves a palpable absurdity, both legally and politically. - Author: Lysander Spooner
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#100. The secret ballot makes a secret government; and a secret government is a secret band of robbers and murderers. - Author: Lysander Spooner
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