Frederic BastiatFrederic Bastiat, (1801-1850) [Claude Frederic Bastiat] French economist, statesman, and author. He did most of his writing during the years just before -- and immediately following -- the French Revolution of February 1848

Frederic Bastiat Quote

“And what is this liberty, whose very name makes the heart beat faster and shakes the world? Is it not the union of all liberties -- liberty of conscience, of education, of association, of the press, of travel, of labor, of trade?”

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~ Frederic Bastiat

"The Law" by Frederic Bastiat (1848)

Ratings and Comments

Ronw13, Yachats Or

Very interesting reads ! Independence is catching, " Liberty shakes the world ". " The law becomes perverted when it punishes one's right to self-defense ( of his life, liberty and property ) in favor of another's right to " Legalized Plunder "
" If the privileged classes or socialist use the government for " legalized plunder " this will encourage the other socio-economic class to also use " legal plunder". And that the correct response to both the Socialist and Corporatist is to cease ( all ) " legal plunder " Frederic Bastiat.
Gustave de Molinari has a very interesting take on the American civil war, concerning " legal plunder."
Murray Rothbard, and Anarcho Capitalism.
" The Ethics of Private Property is incompatible with the existence of a state defined as an agency that possesses a compulsory territorial monopoly of ultimate decision-making ( jurisdiction ) and/or the right to tax."
You could say these are men after the Liberty lovers heart !
Thank you editor for the quote !

E Archer, NYC

Man, oh, man, Bastiat's The Law is a must read for Americans. Either you are with him or against him -- that is to say, you are either for Liberty or against it.


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