In the Constitution of No Authority, Lysander Spooner obliterates the idea that the drafters of the Constitution and the people they represented had the authority or ability to bind their posterity to the government they created. In this episode, host Patrick MacFarlane further develops Spooner’s points by dissecting the disconnect between legal arrangements in the private sphere and legal arrangements in the political sphere.

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Show Notes:

Intro Audio

Full Text: The Constitution of No Authority

Murray Rothbard on The Constitution of No Authority

Black’s Law Dictionary: “Constitution”

Elliot’s Debates

Lysander Spooner Biography

“The Real Lincoln” by Thomas DiLorenzo (Amazon Affiliate Link)

“Emancipating Slaves, Enslaving Free Men” by Jeffrey Rogers Hummel (Amazon Affiliate Link)

Contracts in a Nutshell (Amazon Affiliate Link)

Tom Woods Ep, 931 Political Representation: Another Bogus Government Concept

By Patrick MacFarlane

Patrick MacFarlane is the Justin Raimondo Fellow at the Libertarian Institute where he advocates a noninterventionist foreign policy. He is a Wisconsin attorney in private practice. He is the host of the Liberty Weekly Podcast at, where he seeks to expose establishment narratives with well researched documentary-style content and insightful guest interviews. His work has appeared on,, and Zerohedge. He may be reached at

2 thoughts on “Liberty Weekly and the Constitution of No Authority Ep. 28”
  1. Wow, embarrassing mistake everyone. I said John Marshall was the first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. He absolutely was not.

  2. I don’t see any button or link to that voice pipe thing you keep talking about. Anyway I’m reserching your podcasts and I’d say your opinion on things, without any explanation of how you come to your opinion. I think your show on the construction & the conceptual history of it was the best so far.

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