Quotation Explorer - 'Lysander Spooner'

If taxation without consent is not robbery, then any band of robbers have only to declare themselves a government, and all their robberies are legalized. - Lysander Spooner
The only idea they have ever manifested as to what is a government of consent, is this--that it is one to which everybody must consent, or be shot. - Lysander Spooner
No man can rightfully be required to join, or support, an association whose protection he does not desire. - Lysander Spooner
If any man's money can be taken by a so-called government, without his own personal consent, all his other rights are taken with it; for with his money the government can, and will, hire soldiers to stand over him, compel him to submit to its arbitrary will, and kill him if he resists. - Lysander Spooner
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