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Timeless Truths: An Infant of Liberty Reads Bastiat's "The Law" (pt. 1)

I found this passage, and many others, so fitting to our times I just had to share it.

"...if the fatal principle should come to be introduced, that, under pretense of organization, regulation, protection, or encouragement, the law may take from one party in order to give to another, help itself to the wealth acquired by all the classes that it may increase that of one class,...then certainly, in this case, there is no class which may not try, and with reason, to place its hand upon the law, that would not demand with fury its right of election and eligibility, and that would overturn society rather than not obtain it."

I am so enjoying this read and am looking forward to the other titles that have been recommended. The fact that writings centuries old could still be found relevant to our times gives testimony to the timeless truth of the words so often echoed here regarding an idea whose time has come.

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It is amazing to see timeless

It is amazing to see timeless wisdom.

The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire. - Heinlein

Loved reading The Law back in

Loved reading The Law back in December! When RP recommended it I hadn't heard of it. I bought it from mises.org and read it in one sitting. Thankfully had a pen with me because I underlined a TON of relevant stuff.

Hallmark evidence that you have found truth is that it is applies to all peoples, all times, and places.

"You must be frank with the world; frankness is the child of honesty and courage...Never do anything wrong to make a friend or keep one...Above all do not appear to others what you are not" - Robert E. Lee, CSA

The Law - F. Bastiat

I loved reading it, too back in the 80's for the first time.
I used it when home schooling my children, and just sent it to a good liberty loving friend, who had not read it,and REALLY loved it.
I also quoted Bastiat frequently in letters to the editor.
Timeless truths!

BMAC