Timeless Truths: An Infant of Liberty Reads Bastiat's "The Law" (pt. 1)Submitted by CRinMI on Sat, 04/28/2012 - 22:27
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.