Journal of Libertarian Studies

No Duty to Obey the State: Reply to Barnett

The Journal of Libertarian Studies

I appreciate professor Barnett’s comments on my review of his book, Restoring the Lost Constitution. My analysis of his book, however, remains the same: in the long run, his constitutional system would threaten, rather than advance, liberty. I also reject his idea that one can have a duty to obey the state, and do not share his approval of the imposition of the United States Constitution around the world.

Volume 19, Number 4 (2005)


Huebert, J.H. “No Duty to Obey the State: Reply to Barnett.” Journal of Libertarian Studies 19, No. 4 (2005): 79–81.

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