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Ancient libertarians

I stumbled on this wikipedia article by complete accident.

Quite interesting:

Urukagina’s code is perhaps the first known example of government self-reform. Like the Magna Carta and the United States Constitution that followed (and like the Codes of Hammurabi, et al. to some degree), Urukagina’s code limited the power of politicians. He governed government. The text describing Urukagina’s reforms is also the first known use of the word freedom, in this case the Sumerian ama-gi.

And the ama-gi