Wednesday, October 10, 2007

The Law, by Frederic Bastiat

The message of this classic book about the proper function of government, The Law, by Frederic Bastiat, is totally applicable today, even though it was written about 150 years ago,

"The law perverted! And the police powers of the state perverted along with it! The law, I say, not only turned from its proper purpose but made to follow an entirely contrary purpose! The law become the weapon of every kind of greed! Instead of checking crime, the law itself guilty of the evils it is supposed to punish!"

Partial contents: Perversion of Law; Plunder; Non-Conformists; Voting; Conflict; Socialism; Charity; Education; Conformity; Dictatorship; Justice; Rights; Liberty.

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The Law, by Frederic Bastiat