This lesson in constitutional history and law should be required viewing for all Americans.
BY LYSANDER SPOONER. BOSTON, 1870
The Constitution of No Authority will probably piss most of you off. It pretty much trashes the constitution as a legal document. However, I think it’s important to read because of the thought provoking questions it forces you to consider.
Woods’s speech above revolves around Spooner’s work. I think you’ll get a better appreciation of the arguments Spooner makes after hearing Woods speak on the subject. As Woods says, the constitution is a useful tool to bash the government with even if it has no binding authority.