Happy 201st Birthday, Lysander Spooner

At this historic time in our nation’s history, it is especially fitting that we also have the opportunity to celebrate the birth and life of the legendary individualist anarchist and abolitionist Lysander Spooner.

Not only did he fight for a peaceful end to slavery in the United States, he also set up his own private post office. Unfortunately the government monopoly of the U.S. Postal Service came knocking and put him out of business, but his challenge to the powers that be have inspired individualists, anarchists and libertarian of every stripe ever since.

You can read a lot more, both by and about Spooner, at the one and only destination site LysanderSpooner.org. You might also hit up the Spooner search results on YouTube.

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