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    Default Lysander Spooner

    Working from two hard to define photos I tried to capture him in a portrait. Still a lot of work to do...

    Don't know if I will pull it off... we'll see..

    Here is my progress




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    Gorgeous!!
    “If you're on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive.” -CS Lewis

    The use of force to impose morality is itself immoral, and generosity with others' money is still theft.

    If our society were a forum, congress would be the illiterate troll that somehow got a hold of the only ban hammer.

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    I see the photo, where's your stick figure?



    j/k ... it looks amazing
    Truth forever on the scaffold, Wrong forever on the throne,--
    Yet that scaffold sways the future, and, behind the dim unknown,
    Standeth God within the shadow, keeping watch above his own.
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    Excellent work.

    Are those the only 2 photos that exist, or just the only 2 you used?

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    Quote Originally Posted by awake View Post
    2 that I used... If there are better ones please show me where...
    I don't know. I've seen 2, a left facing one and a right facing one. But I thought if you were researching for this you might have found out what exists out there of him.

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    Somebody put this on a T-Shirt with a poignant quote.
    If I was a statist, this would rock me back: YouTube - Michael Badnarik on liberty

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    I think he lives up at the North Pole

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    Quote Originally Posted by awake View Post
    Working
    Pretty damned good!
    The evils of the protecting-duty, may undoubtedly be graduated by compromises, like those of every other species of tyranny, but the folly of letting in some tyranny has in all ages been fatal to liberty. A succession of wedges, though apparently small, finally splits the strongest timber. ~John Taylor of Caroline, Tyranny Unmasked

    We have four boxes with which to defend our freedom: the soap box, the ballot box, the jury box, and the cartridge box. ~Congressman Larry McDonald.

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    Wow!!!

    This might be my favorite work of yours, yet, Awake! Fantastic job!
    "One of the great victories of the state, is that the word "Anarchy" terrifies people but, the word "State" does not" - Tom Woods

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    It's like the 19th century's greatest philosopher, proto-epic beard man, and American badass extraordinaire is in the room with me right now.

    So potent and magnificent I feel like if I printed it out and hung a copy on my wall, it would shield me from tyranny and repel statism while I sleep!
    "When it gets down to having to use violence, then you are playing the system's game. The establishment will irritate you - pull your beard, flick your face - to make you fight, because once they've got you violent then they know how to handle you. The only thing they don't know how to handle is non-violence and humor. "

    ---John Lennon


    "I EAT NEOCONS FOR BREAKFAST!!!"

    ---Me

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    You've got the gift.

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    Santa=Lysander Spooner?

    He did own a mail company so maybe that's how kids got their gifts in 1844. It sucks that Santa was forced to use the nationalized service afterwards..

    j/k

    really awesome picture!
    Tu ne cede malis sed contra audentior ito

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    I just couldn't let this go unbumped!
    "When it gets down to having to use violence, then you are playing the system's game. The establishment will irritate you - pull your beard, flick your face - to make you fight, because once they've got you violent then they know how to handle you. The only thing they don't know how to handle is non-violence and humor. "

    ---John Lennon


    "I EAT NEOCONS FOR BREAKFAST!!!"

    ---Me

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    Nice, I'm definitely saving this.
    -Molinarian-

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    ^ Me too. It's my PC's desktop wallpaper right now.
    "When it gets down to having to use violence, then you are playing the system's game. The establishment will irritate you - pull your beard, flick your face - to make you fight, because once they've got you violent then they know how to handle you. The only thing they don't know how to handle is non-violence and humor. "

    ---John Lennon


    "I EAT NEOCONS FOR BREAKFAST!!!"

    ---Me

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    I. Am. Impressed.

    Great work.

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    One more bump, just to make sure Heavenlyboy sees it.
    "When it gets down to having to use violence, then you are playing the system's game. The establishment will irritate you - pull your beard, flick your face - to make you fight, because once they've got you violent then they know how to handle you. The only thing they don't know how to handle is non-violence and humor. "

    ---John Lennon


    "I EAT NEOCONS FOR BREAKFAST!!!"

    ---Me

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    That is indeed an epic print.
    "Resolve to serve no more, and you are at once freed. I do not ask that you place hands upon the tyrant to topple him over, but simply that you support him no longer; then you will behold him, like a great Colossus whose pedestal has been pulled away, fall of his own weight and break in pieces."-Étienne de La Boétie

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    Now THAT needs to be turned into a "hope" poster! Incredible work! Send that over to the mises institute as soon as u are done!
    Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits.
    --Thomas Jefferson

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    Quote Originally Posted by USAFCapt View Post
    Somebody put this on a T-Shirt with a poignant quote.
    Most of his quotes are really long, though. Except "Vices are not crimes."
    "That's one thing about freedom; you have to tolerate the nonsense too." - Ron Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by awake View Post
    I have un updated version of this painting that I will post ...
    Awesome! Can't wait to see it!
    "When it gets down to having to use violence, then you are playing the system's game. The establishment will irritate you - pull your beard, flick your face - to make you fight, because once they've got you violent then they know how to handle you. The only thing they don't know how to handle is non-violence and humor. "

    ---John Lennon


    "I EAT NEOCONS FOR BREAKFAST!!!"

    ---Me

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    Quote Originally Posted by BuddyRey View Post

    It's like the 19th century's greatest philosopher, proto-epic beard man, and American badass extraordinaire is in the room with me right now.

    So potent and magnificent I feel like if I printed it out and hung a copy on my wall, it would shield me from tyranny and repel statism while I sleep!
    what do you think about spooners membership in the 'first international'?


    The International Workingmen's Association (IWA) (1864–1876), sometimes called the First International, was an international organization which aimed at uniting a variety of different left-wing socialist, communist and anarchist political groups and trade union organizations that were based on the working class and class struggle. It was founded in 1864 in a workmen's meeting held in Saint Martin's Hall, London. Its first congress was held in 1866 in Geneva.

    source: wikipedia
    Last edited by dennis dujac; 09-18-2011 at 02:23 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dennis dujac View Post
    what do you think about spooners membership in the 'first international'?


    The International Workingmen's Association (IWA) (1864–1876), sometimes called the First International, was an international organization which aimed at uniting a variety of different left-wing socialist, communist and anarchist political groups and trade union organizations that were based on the working class and class struggle. It was founded in 1864 in a workmen's meeting held in Saint Martin's Hall, London. Its first congress was held in 1866 in Geneva.

    source: wikipedia
    Jefferson owned slaves and advocated public education, Bastiat believed in the labor theory of value...

    The overwhelming majority of work from all of them is positive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feeding the Abscess View Post

    Jefferson owned slaves and advocated public education, Bastiat believed in the labor theory of value...

    The overwhelming majority of work from all of them is positive.
    i think what people do says more than many other forms of communication

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    Quote Originally Posted by dennis dujac View Post
    what do you think about spooners membership in the 'first international'?


    The International Workingmen's Association (IWA) (1864–1876), sometimes called the First International, was an international organization which aimed at uniting a variety of different left-wing socialist, communist and anarchist political groups and trade union organizations that were based on the working class and class struggle. It was founded in 1864 in a workmen's meeting held in Saint Martin's Hall, London. Its first congress was held in 1866 in Geneva.

    source: wikipedia

    It does not bother me. Also from wikipedia:

    At its founding, the International Workingmen's Association was an alliance of people from diverse groups, including French Mutualists, Blanquists, English Owenites, Italian republicans, such American proponents of individualist anarchism as Stephen Pearl Andrews and William B. Greene...Due to the wide variety of philosophies present in the First International, there was conflict from the start. The first objections to Marx's came from the Mutualists who opposed communism and statism.
    Spooner was wrong about wage labor, as were several other individualist anarchist. This group is mostly labor, not socialism as a whole.

    I consider myself a libertarian, not an anarchist, and there are several things I don't quite agree with him on, but his overall "portfolio" is a pretty big net positive.

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    Hey Awake, did you ever get an uploadable finished product? Don't get me wrong; I know gifted artists should never be rushed, but I'm so excited to see how it turned out!
    "When it gets down to having to use violence, then you are playing the system's game. The establishment will irritate you - pull your beard, flick your face - to make you fight, because once they've got you violent then they know how to handle you. The only thing they don't know how to handle is non-violence and humor. "

    ---John Lennon


    "I EAT NEOCONS FOR BREAKFAST!!!"

    ---Me

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    Would love a t-shirt of that to wear next time I have to go to the post office.
    "With respect to the words general welfare,
    I have always regarded them as qualified
    by the detail of powers connected with them.
    To take them in a literal and unlimited sense would be
    a metamorphosis of the Constitution into a character which
    there is a host of proofs was not contemplated by its creators." -James Madison

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