The lesson taught by all these facts is this: As long as mankind
continue to pay “national debts,” so-called – that is, so long
as they are such dupes and cowards as to pay for being cheated,
plundered, enslaved, and murdered – so long there will be enough
to lend the money for those purposes; and with that money a plenty
of tools, called soldiers, can be hired to keep them in subjection.
But when they refuse any longer to pay for being thus cheated, plundered,
enslaved, and murdered, they will cease to have cheats, and usurpers,
and robbers, and murderers and blood-money loan-mongers for masters.
- Lysander Spooner (1808–1887) was a lawyer, writer, entrepreneur,
and libertarian activist.
I agree with his overall message(I think...I didn't read a fraction of it even @ 40+ pages and found this a few paragraphs above your posted quote) as it is the same as mine however we disagree on the mechanism to achieve our end/s.
I've got some reading to do...as usual. Thanks August...you know how to distract me for a few days...