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“A man is none the less a slave because he is allowed to choose a new master once in a term of years. Neither are a people any the less slaves because they are permitted periodically to choose new masters. What makes them slaves is the fact that they now are, and are always hereafter to be, in the hands of men whose power over them is, and always is to be, absolute and irresponsible.”

–Lysander Spooner, Trial by Jury

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Quoted in The Heretic’s Handbook of Quotations

The Heretic's Handbook of Quotations