Comment: I am not ignorant to the limitations of an social contract

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I am not ignorant to the limitations of an social contract

Including the Constitution. I appreciate where Lysander Spooner comes from. All governments can and do become corrupted. But therein lies the problem--it is impossible to live without a government or a community or a tribe ANYWHERE. There are no Walden Ponds to find resort to, unless you desire to live like Jeremiah Johnson in the mountains, or somewhere in Antarctica.

We live in a broken world. There will always be organized bad guys, gangsters, or government versions of the same who will roam the earth unchecked as a proverbial press gang to devour or assimilate everyone.

The Constitution power and purpose to restrict the government and protect our personal liberties does not lie in the paper itself. Instead, it serves as a primer for us to study, and a point of reference to address the wrongs of a overweening government that strives to gain control of our lives. If we fail to do so, then its the fault of human nature, not the ideals espoused by the document.

If we were to be honest about Libertarianism, as a wonderful ideal as it is, it cannot bound ANY of us to live by the golden rule of ZAP anymore than the Constitution can bind the excesses of government. So your argument cuts both ways.

Conscience does not exist if not exercised

"No matter how cynical you get, it's impossible to keep up!
---Lily Tomlin