Constitutions of No Authority
By Gerard Casey
Can a constitution command moral authority over individuals who did not explicitly consent to abide by it? The American lawyer and proto-libertarian Lysander Spooner (1808-87) argued that the U.S. Constitution is a contract that is morally binding only on those who approved of it during its ratification.
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