Dear Rob and Everyone Else;
Lysander Spooner - a Libertarian - had this to say about legislated impositions on anyone by anyone as legislated by anyone upon anyone. Truer words were never spoken which are just a valid today as when he wrote them 127 years ago.
Lysander Spooner has much to say about this in his essay, "Natural Law; or The Science of Justice" (1882) in his powerful concluding paragraph:
"What, then, is legislation? It is an assumption by one man, or body of men, of absolute, irresponsible dominion over all other men whom they call subject to their power.
It is the assumption by one man, or body of men, of a right to subject all other men to their will and their service.
It is the assumption by one man, or body of men, of a right to abolish outright all the natural rights, all the natural liberty of all other men; to make all other men their slaves; to arbitrarily dictate to all other men what they may, and may not, do; what they may, and may not, have; what they may, and may not, be.
It is, in short, the assumption of a right to banish the principle of human rights, the principle of justice itself, from off the earth, and set up their own personal will, pleasure, and interest in its place.
All this, and nothing less, is involved in the very idea that there can be any such thing as human legislation that is obligatory upon those upon whom it is imposed."
Ron Getty - SF Libertarian
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