"That no government, so called, can reasonably be trusted, or reasonably be supposed to have honest purposes in view, any longer than it depends wholly upon voluntary support."
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Lysander Spooner
(1808-1887) Political theorist, activist, abolitionist
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OK, I like it. I guess that would expose lifer politicians for who they really are. There would be a lot less debt.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    I love quotes by this man, He always got it right.
     -- jim k, Austin, Tx     
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    Accurate enough, although "That no government" might be more appropriately stated: 'That no human being ...'
     -- Mann, Kalamazoo     
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    too many ill-defined terms to have any meaning as a valuable quote
     -- Anonymous, Reston, VA, US     
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    Absolutely. This is the very definition of a republican representative government with the individual sovereigns at the top, not the bottom.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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     -- Ronw13, Oregon      
     
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