Wisdom: Lysander Spooner on Robbers Nobler than Government

Image by purpleslog via Flickr Lysander Spooner concludes that a highwayman is nobler than a government official: “But this theory of our government is wholly different from the practical fact. The fact is that the government, like a highwayman, says to a man: ‘Your money, or your life.’ And many, if not most, taxes are paid under the compulsion of [...]