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Topic: Lysander Spooner

Monday, September 17th, 2012

The Right To Determine Your Government Is Not Treason- Lysander Spooner

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Mandeville, LA -Lysander Spooner is known as an opponent of the Constitution but that description isn't accurate as a scholarly & sober reading of this tract, Treason Pt I will confirm. Rather, Spooner was a defender of the right of self determination and the right of men to choose their own forms of government, just as Patrick Henry and company announced to their countrymen they should do in 1774 - 1788. In "Treason" Spooner demolishes the legitimacy of the North's war of….Continue

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