Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The Constitution: Unfit to Exist

When in Atlanta the http://libertyontour.com guys got a tip about a pro-constitution rally being held at the state capital. They decided to attend. While there they handed out flyers with an excerpt from Lysander Spooner's "No Treason: The Constitution of No Authority" and engaged many present in conversation.

Inasmuch as the Constitution was never signed, nor agreed to, by anybody, as a contract, and therefore never bound anybody, and is now binding upon nobody; and is, moreover, such an one as no people can ever hereafter be expected to consent to, except as they may be forced to do so at the point of the bayonet, it is perhaps of no importance what its true legal meaning, as a contract, is. Nevertheless, the writer thinks it proper to say that, in his opinion, the Constitution is no such instrument as it has generally been assumed to be; but that by false interpretations, and naked usurpations, the government has been made in practice a very widely, and almost wholly, different thing from what the Constitution itself purports to authorize. He has heretofore written much, and could write much more, to prove that such is the truth. 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.

Lysander Spooner: No Treason,
The Constitution of No Authority


  1. Repealing the constitution... I'm shocked you would do that while Obama was in office, that pretty much makes him the dictator.

    You know did that to become dictator? Hit... shit... umm... oh, Emperor Palpatine.

  2. You disappoint me, Bret. No comment about all the God talk at the rally? The black woman comparing Glenn Beck and Fox News to Paul Revere?

  3. Glenn Beck is like Paul Revere. You know Revere was a metal smith, and Beck shills for gold. Plus, both are known for their loud voices inciting people to violence.

    I'm not surprised by people who want to secede being religious. If I was preparing to square off against the most powerful military in the world, I would probably consider praying.

    Trivia: What is the second largest fleet of fighters behind the US Air Force?

    The US Navy.

    We spent more on our military than the next four largest armies combined. Add to this a complete lack of any vital industries in Souther nstates, and they have neither the military nor economic capability to stand up to a US onslaught. It would be bad. I say this having bought property in the south: it would be fucking horrible.

    Sure, we could hold off total control and fight a guerrilla insurgency, but that isn't really victory. Both Iraq and Afghanistan were successfully flipped politically. The puppets the US wanted are in power, and the same would happen within a few years and several thousand dead if states tried to leave.

    I would honestly consider political assassination if my state appeared to be leaning towards secession. It has nothing to do with any sort of allegiance for the US, since I have none, I would just rather kill a fool or too who would sacrifice thousands of young people to satiate their delusions of grandeur.

  4. Wow! Where did all that come from? Secession? Uh, that was a "pro-Constitution" pre-election rally. Most of those people probably go around with "support the troops" and U.S. flag stickers plastered all over their cars and pick-ups, and would most likely call anyone proposing secession a traitor.

    As for Glenn Beck, he's a neocon militarist and Lincoln worshiper who thinks the Confederate states committed treason by attempting to leave the Union.


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