Talk:Lysander Spooner

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destructive of what?[edit]

Spooner also argued that the war ... proved that the rights expressed in the Declaration of Independence no longer held true - the people could not "dissolve the political bands" that tie them to a government that "becomes destructive" of the consent of the governed ....

A relevant phrase in the Declaration is "whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these Ends", i.e. the purposes (ends) for which governments are instituted, namely "to secure these Rights". Was it really Spooner's understanding that "these Ends" meant "the Consent of the Governed"? —Tamfang (talk) 06:26, 24 April 2011 (UTC)

A Mistake in the article[edit]

The article states that "the Liberty Party, ... adopted [Spooner's The Unconstitutionality of Slavery] as an official text in its 1848 platform." However, the Liberty Party only mentions Spooner in their 1849 platform, and does not endorse the text as "official" but merely mentions it. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:42, 14 June 2011 (UTC)

External links content to be put into article prose?[edit]

Audio books[edit]

Secondary sources[edit]


I added back FindAGrave, LibriVox and the bibliography which are standard in an external links section. The individual books should be sourced into the article. -- GreenC 18:45, 27 December 2015 (UTC)

I didn't realise that Find A Grave was standard so thank you for that. The LibriVox bibliography doesn't have extensive information so I didn't think it was particularly useful. I really appreciate someone taking the time to look at these External links, Thank you ツStacey (talk) 18:51, 27 December 2015 (UTC)
Sure no problem. LibriVox goes to a library of free audiobooks by or about Spooner. -- GreenC 18:57, 27 December 2015 (UTC)