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31 October, 2008

The US Constitution binds no one and elections are shams!

Does voting equal complicity?

Is the constitution truly and justly legally binding on anyone?

Ever since I read Lysander Spooner's No Treason: The Constitution of No Authority some years ago, I've never looked at our government in the same light.

Growing up I revered the constitution and its historic nature, venturing with my family to D.C. many times and seeing it, the Declaration of Independence, and other historic documents in the National Archives. I remember during the Carter administration there was an exhibit of gifts given to President and Mrs. Carter and amongst them was a set of Ben Wa balls given to Mrs. Carter by the Japanese Prime Minister's wife. I knew what they were and told my sister, Kellie, and we both giggled. I suppose they had been given to Mrs. Carter for those lonely nights when her husband was away, because they are used for vaginal stimulation and pleasure! Anyway...this digression aside...

Lysander Spooner opened my eyes, as he tried to do for many when he wrote his pamphlet in the late 1880's. He did not like the federal government one bit. It had stolen his company, The American Mail Company. American Mail delivered mail more effectively and cheaper than the U.S. Post Office, and the politicians in Washington wanted it. So they took it, using the U.S. Constitution as their authority. Yes, the constitution does read that the federal government shall establish a post office, but it does not say that only that post office can deliver mail.

Lysander fought them to no avail, and lost everything. However, his legal points remain. By what right can a people bind their progeny to a contract? Can I sign a contract binding my great-grandchildren? Of course not. He argues the same about the U.S. Constitution (or any constitution for that matter).

Spooner further argues very well that the mere fact one votes can not be held against oneself. It does not indicate approval of the constitution itself, nor of the government created by it. Essentially people cannot be blamed for trying to choose the lesser of two evils. Just because they so choose, does not mean they would not rather have neither evil.

The University of Virginia has the pamphlet on line for reading. I suggest you read it.

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