The Constitution of N0
Authority - Lysander Spooner
Establish a Family Foundation
to obtain the tax savings, transfer tax liability, create a lucrative
retirement income, and establish a legacy
by Frederick Mann, All Rights Reserved.
A Game Called "Countries"
There is a game called "Countries." The game consists of subgames with names
such as "U.S.A.," "France," "U.K.," "Australia," "China," etc. Each subgame
has its own "territory," often "bordered" by rivers or seas, which is shown
on a map with all the other "territories," to define the area of each
subgame, so all players "know" which subgame they are playing.
The players have different pieces they move around. Some pieces are
considered more important and more powerful than other pieces. The pieces
are called names like "king," "queen," "emperor," "president," "prime
minister," "senator," "representative," "secretary," "judge," "general,"
"captain," "governor," "attorney," "marshall," "sheriff," "policeman,"
"policewoman," "lawyer," "businessman," "businesswoman," "doctor,"
"soldier," "citizen," "employer," "employee," "taxpayer," "voter," "parent,"
"child," "teacher," "preacher," "journalist," "unemployee," "criminal,"
"illegal immigrant," etc.
The pieces considered to be most important (joined in associations called
"governments," "monarchies," etc.) make up the rules of their games as they
go along. The rules are called "laws." The "most important players" change
the rules whenever they like. The scores of the games are kept with tokens
The boards on which the games are played have good squares, neutral
squares, and bad squares. If a piece lands on a good square, the player
might win a million tokens or get a promotion and exchange his or her piece
for a more important piece. If a piece lands on a neutral square, the player
just continues as usual. If a piece lands on a bad square, the player might
get sick or die, or might have "money" tokens or "property" "seized" by the
"most important players," or is locked up in "jail" by the "most important
players." Sometimes when two pieces land on the same square, they form a
union called "marriage" - this could be good, neutral, or bad.
The "most important players" compel the players with pieces called
"children" to move them into squares called "schools," where the pieces are
"educated" so they will learn that this game called "Countries" is the
"only" game. The children of some subgames are also "taught" that their
subgame is the best game in the world, and that other subgames are bad. Of
course, they are also "educated" on how to play the game.
Sometimes the "most important players" organize their own subgame called
"war." The purpose of this subgame is to destroy as many pieces as possible.
When a player's piece is destroyed, the player is killed and buried.
Sometimes these "war" games also involve taking over the subgame of others,
so as to expand the "territory" of their own subgame.
The silly little game called "Countries" also has elements called
"problems" that need to be "solved." These "problems" are called names like:
"terrorism," "unemployment," "inflation," "depression," "drug addiction,"
"pollution," "crime," "suicide," etc.
Practically all humans have been "educated," throughout their lives, to
believe that they must play the silly little game called "Countries," and
its silly little subgames like "U.S.A.," "France," "U.K.," "Australia,"
"China," etc. And if they don't like their silly little game, they must
change their silly little game, for example, by begging "the most important
players" to change some of the rules of their silly little game.
Horror of horrors! Humans are "educated" to believe that their silly
little game is real life. They have no idea that what they are doing is
just playing a silly, arbitrary, optional game, and that they can play many
other games if they wake up. Is it justified to ask whether practically all
humans are like characters in an Alice-in-Wonderland dream who never wake
Free Sovereign Individuals "jump out" of the silly little game
("the system") to the maximum practical degree. They think and live freely.
They create their own new games and make their own rules. Of course, there
are "most important players" with guns and jails who try to force everyone
else to play their silly little game. Free Sovereign Individuals apply
freedom technology to play the games of their choice.
Brief Biographical Sketch Of Lysander Spooner
This brief biography is based on the chapter, "Lysander Spooner, Dissident
Among Dissidents," in the book Men Against The State by James J.
Martin (Ralph Myles Publisher, Colorado Springs; 1970). I (Frederick Mann)
first read The Constitution of no Authority (probably Spooner's most
famous essay) in 1976. It had a profound effect on my thinking. First it
became clear to me that there is no legitimate country called "The United
States of America" - it is a gigantic hoax, a fraud, a nothing. Next I
realized that all other pretended "countries" in the world were also hoaxes,
frauds, or nothings - there were hucksters, hoaxes, and believers. The
people who call themselves "governments" are liars and impostors - Spooner's
Lysander Spooner was born on January 19, 1808 in Athol, MA. He died in
May, 1887 in Boston, MA. He grew up on a farm, which he left at age 25 to
become a clerk in Worcester. Soon thereafter he started studying "law." His
first seven years as a lawyer were spent in Ohio.
Spooner became involved in the Freethought movement as a
pamphleteer during the thirties. In 1836 he wrote, "all men of common sense
disregard authority." During the late 1830s he also became an ardent
advocate for Free Banking and alternative currencies, and
wrote extensively on these subjects over a period of thirty years.
In 1844 Spooner started his own postal service, the American Letter Mail
Company, carrying letters between New York, Philadelphia, and Baltimore. In
1845 his postal company was "outlawed" by "the government." Benjamin Tucker
called Spooner "the father of cheap postage in America." (Tucker was one of
the most influential early American Anarchists. He said, "Liberty, to be
effective, must find its first application in the realm of economics."
James Martin devotes two chapters to Tucker in Men Against the State.)
Spooner opposed slavery. In 1845 and 1846 he published two booklets
titled The Unconstitutionality of Slavery. Tucker described Spooner
as "one of the profoundest political philosophers that ever added to the
knowledge of mankind."
Spooner was also an advocate of natural law or common law. In 1846 he
published Poverty: Its Illegal Causes and Legal Cure. He wrote that
it was a principle of natural law that every man was entitled to "all the
fruits of his own labor." He was a strong opponent of all violations of the
right to make contracts, particularly the granting of monopolies by
terrocrats (terrorist bureaucrats or coercive "government" agents).
In 1852 he published An Essay On The Trial By Jury. He asserted
that there had never been a single legal jury trial in the United States
since the adoption of the pretended "constitution." No one has explained as
well as Spooner, what the phrase "trial by jury" means.
During his career as a dissident, Spooner gradually became more radical.
Early on, much of his economic, financial, and political criticism was based
on the argument that various measures were unconstitutional. Later on, he
started to expose the illegality of the pretended "constitution" itself.
Soon after the Civil War he began publishing a series of pamphlets under the
title No Treason. The final one appeared in 1870 and was subtitled
The Constitution of No Authority.
In my opinion, Lysander Spooner was the greatest lawyer there has
Gulliver's Travels And Alice In Wonderland
Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift, and Alice's Adventures in
Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll can be
regarded as introductions to the Spooner-insight.
In his Introduction to Gulliver's Travels, Michael Foot wrote, "It
is an attempt to tear off the mask of imposture from the world..."
The essence of the Spooner-insight is that all the political systems in
his time (1869) were fraudulent impostures. This is as true today as it was
in Spooner's time.
Note: In the rest of this essay, double quotation marks are used to
invalidate the concept enclosed within quotation marks. For example,
"constitution" indicates that the validity of the notion of a "U.S.
Constitution" is being rejected. Sometimes 'pretended' is added to emphasize
the rejection of the word, concept, or notion. It is vital that you
understand this syntax (grammatical structure). Where, for example,
'pretended "president"' is written, it means that there is no real president
- the idea that there is a real president is being rejected. In other words,
the person masquerading as "president" is an impostor and a liar.
The Spooner-insight may be the most challenging viewpoint of political
systems you have been confronted with. It is vital that you think it through
in all its details and implications.
Because the basic political notions have been powerfully imprinted in
your brain, you may be faced with a formidable challenge. In effect, what
you may have to do to drastically change what has been 'burned into your
brain' all your life. Because the basic political notions are represented by
physical patterns in your brain, you may have to think about the
Spooner-insight for at least 21 days before it 'sinks in.'
In order to fully understand the Spooner-insight, you will probably have
to read this entire essay.
Eight Elements of the Spooner-Insight:
- The pretended "U.S. constitution" has been a
fraud and a hoax from the outset. It was never signed as a contract in any
legal way by anyone. It never bound anyone. It was foisted on a naive,
gullible, credulous populace.
- Therefore, the pretended "United States of
America" has been a fraud and a hoax from the outset. It is pure
imagination or make-believe.
- The pretended "government of the U.S.A." has no
legal authority whatsoever. It is a hoax and a fraud in its entirety.
- All the people claiming to be "presidents,"
"senators," "representatives," "secretaries," "judges," "generals,"
"ambassadors," etc. of the pretended "U.S.A." are liars and impostors,
whether they realize it or not. They are hucksters and hoaxers.
- The pretended "laws" of the pretended "U.S.A."
are in reality no more than absurd noises and scribbles made by liars and
- The same applies to all other pretended "states"
and "countries" of the world. Their pretended "emperors," "kings,"
"queens," "prime ministers," etc. have all been liars and impostors all
along. Likewise, all their pretended "laws" have in reality been no more
than absurd noises and scribbles of liars and impostors.
- The real rulers all along have been the major
money lenders behind the scenes. The pretended "presidents," "senators,"
"representatives," "secretaries," "judges," "generals," "ambassadors,"
"emperors," "kings," "queens," "prime ministers," etc. are mostly pawns of
the money lenders.
- In reality the whole world is ruled by secret
bands of money lenders, tyrants, robbers, and murderers.
Objection: The Founding Fathers were honorable and sincere men
with the best of intentions. The U.S. Constitution is a legitimate contract
"to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic
tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare,
and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity."
Response: The Founding Fathers were mostly lawyers. In their
pretended "constitution" they misrepresented themselves as "We the people of
the United States." They arbitrarily excluded women and blacks. They knew
common law (in use at the time), which requires that for a contract to be
valid it needs to be entered into knowingly, voluntarily, and intentionally
by all parties. For a written contract to be valid, it must be signed by all
parties. The Declaration of Independence was signed as a mutual pledge
between the signatories. Comparing the Declaration to the pretended
"constitution" may lead you to the conclusion that the latter was a betrayal
of the former. Some of the Founding Fathers realized that the "constitution"
was a betrayal of liberty, so they formulated the "bill of rights" in an
attempt to undo the betrayal. The pretended "bill of rights" became part of
the pretended "constitution" nearly three years after the latter was signed.
The pretended "constitution" has been a fraud and a hoax from the outset -
and an abomination, particularly if compared to the Declaration of
How to Grasp and Integrate the Spooner-Insight:
- Read this entire essay.
- Don't discuss this essay with just anyone. We have
all been brainwashed since early childhood with political lies. They are
burned into our brains. The whole population has been duped, hoodwinked,
brainwashed. If you show this essay to others, most will tell you it is
insane. They have been duped, hoodwinked, brainwashed.
- Even if you are an advanced Libertarian or Anarchist
thinker, you may gain important insights from this essay.
- Read Report
#07A: The Anatomy of Slavespeak.
- If necessary, re-read the eight elements of the
Spooner-insight at least once a day for at least 21 days.
- At times thoughts may come up like, "I must be crazy
to even consider the Spooner-insight." Don't let these thoughts stop you
from reprogramming your brain.
- If necessary, re-read this entire essay from time to
- Think about the implications of the Spooner-insight
and how the implications affect what you think you need to do to increase
your personal freedom, wealth, and power.
As Nietzsche wrote, "Everything the state says is a lie." All our
political systems are based on lies. The pretended "constitution" is a lie.
The pretended "U.S.A." is a lie. All other pretended "constitutions" and
pretended "countries" are lies. The idea that Bill Clinton is "president of
the U.S.A." is a lie - whether he knows it or not. The same applies to all
the other politicians in the world. It is all lies.
The whole population of earth is being continuously brainwashed by the
media to believe the colossal political lies. You have to put in the effort
to unbrainwash yourself and reprogram your mind. You have to do some serious
thinking. You may have to think about the Spooner-insight for at least 21
days to let it 'sink in.'
Taking Back Your Power
by Allen Aslan Heart
WHAT CAN YOU DO? Stop playing THEIR
game. Take back your power. Stop paying taxes that are not legal or lawful.
Stop paying bills you don't really owe. Stop using THEIR money. There ARE
ways if you open your mind and look for the gaps in their fences that keep
the sheeple in their pasture. Are you chattel or a real person? You are
the one who makes that choice.