Quote of the Day – Lysander Spooner

“[F]or everybody has a natural right to defend his own person and property against aggressors, but also to go to the assistance and defence of everybody else, whose person or property is invaded. The natural right of each individual to defend his own person and property against an aggressor, and to go to the assistance and defence of every one else whose person or property is invaded, is a right without which men could not exist on earth.” — Lysander Spooner (1808-1887) Political theorist, activist, abolitionist Source: Vices are Not Crimes, A Vindication of Moral Liberty (1875)

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One response to “Quote of the Day – Lysander Spooner

  1. I fully agree with what Lysander Spooner said. However, the government today does not allow honest people to defend themselves in all situations.