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Any government, that is its own judge of, and determines authoritatively for the people, what are its own powers over the people, is an absolute government of course. It has all the powers that it chooses to exercise. There is no other or at least no more accurate definition of a despotism than this.

Lysander Spooner


Author Profession: Philosopher
Nationality: American
Born: January 19, 1808
Died: May 14, 1887


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