Anarchist Library

Posted: July 11, 2013 in Uncategorized

Found this website t’other day,

The Anarchist Library.

http://theanarchistlibrary.org/special/about

Fuck me there’s some good stuff on there, writings from way back right up to the modern day.

Well I found a couple of posts by a man I admire greatly, Lysander Spooner, if only he was alive today.

I would not have considered him an Anarchist and I would not imagine he would  have considered himself one either. In his time he had amongst other things been a Lawyer and a business man, he had wanted to set-up competition against the Federal Postal Service, he was a man of letters, wrote columns in local and national newspapers, you might say he was a typical establishment figure, but the reason I admire him was for his unstinting, relentless attacks on the Federal Government. And in particular his, you might say, hatred of  the lack of Liberty afforded by The Constitution.

To put it simply, he couldn’t find any logical reason why a document written, but unsigned, by a group of individuals  “the Founding Fathers”  should have any bearing on him whatsoever.

The fact that many of these individuals had died, 70 years before Spooner was writing, but only wished to pass on their ‘constitution’ to their ‘posterity’  aught not bind anyone to complying with it or being governed by it. After all Spooner nor anyone else living in his time had ever been consulted or even given their consent to the ‘constitution’.

“First. That two men have no more natural right to exercise any kind of authority over one, than one has to exercise the same authority over two. 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”.

Go read him for yourself at: http://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/lysander-spooner-no-treason#toc7

Or there is a whole site dedicated to the Great Man: http://lysanderspooner.org

Freedom and Liberty were what Lysander Spooner was all about.

Freedom and Liberty, isn’t that what we all need, deserve?

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