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

“Socialists desire to practice legal plunder, not illegal plunder. Socialists, like all other monopolists, desire to make the law their own weapon. And when once the law is on the side of socialism, how can it be used against socialism? For when plunder is abetted by the law, it does not fear your courts, your gendarmes, and your prisons. Rather, it may call upon them for help.”

Frederic BastiatFrederic Bastiat
~ Frederic Bastiat

Ratings and Comments

Mike, Pleasant Hill

Truer words were never spoken, we are seeing it played out before our eyes!

Mike, Norwalk

Welcome to Amerika. I have to rate this with 5 stars because the accuracy here distills such anguish. Those who forget history (or don't know history because of ecclesiastical seminaries / government schools) will relive it (along with those sovereign and noble few).


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