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How Is It That The Law Enforcer Itself Does Not Have To Keep The Law How Is It That The Law Permits The State To Lawfully Engage In Actions Which, If Undertaken By Individuals, Would Land Them In Jail These Are Among The Most Intriguing Issues In Political And Economic Philosophy More Specifically, The Problem Of Law That Itself Violates Law Is An Insurmountable Conundrum Of All Statist Philosophies The Problem Has Never Been Discussed So Profoundly And Passionately As In This Essay By Frederic Bastiat FromThe Essay Might Have Been Written Today It Applies In Ever Way To Our Own Time, Which Is Precisely Why So Many People Credit This One Essay For Showing Them The Light Of Liberty Bastiat S Essay Here Is Timeless Because Applies Whenever And Wherever The State Assumes Unto Itself Different Rules And Different Laws From That By Which It Expects Other People To Live And So We Have This Legendary Essay, Written In A White Heat Against The Leaders Of th Century France, The Reading Of Which Has Shocked Millions Out Of Their Toleration Of Despotism This New Edition From The Mises Institute Revives A Glorious Translation That Has Been Out Of Print For A Hundred Years, One That Circulated In Britain In The Generation That Followed Bastiat S Death This Newly Available Translation Provides New Insight Into Bastiat S Argument It Is A Sophisticated, Substantial, And Precise Rendering Than Any In Print The Question That Bastiat Deals With How To Tell When A Law Is Unjust Or When The Law Maker Has Become A Source Of Law Breaking When The Law Becomes A Means Of Plunder It Has Lost Its Character Of Genuine Law When The Law Enforcer Is Permitted To Do With Others Lives And Property What Would Be Illegal If The Citizens Did Them, The Law Becomes Perverted Bastiat Doesn T Avoid The Difficult Issues, Such As Why Should We Think That A Democratic Mandate Can Convert Injustice To Justice He Deals Directly With The Issue Of The Expanse Of Legislation It Is Not True That The Mission Of The Law Is To Regulate Our Consciences, Our Ideas, Our Will, Our Education, Our Sentiments, Our Sentiments, Our Exchanges, Our Gifts, Our Enjoyments Its Mission Is To Prevent The Rights Of One From Interfering With Those Of Another, In Any One Of These Things Law, Because It Has Force For Its Necessary Sanction, Can Only Have The Domain Of Force, Which Is Justice More From Bastiat S The Law Socialism, Like The Old Policy From Which It Emanates, Confounds Government And Society And So, Every Time We Object To A Thing Being Done By Government, It Concludes That We Object To Its Being Done At All We Disapprove Of Education By The State Then We Are Against Education Altogether We Object To A State Religion Then We Would Have No Religion At All We Object To An Equality Which Is Brought About By The State Then We Are Against Equality, Etc Etc They Might As Well Accuse Us Of Wishing Men Not To Eat, Because We Object To The Cultivation Of Corn By The State How Is It That The Strange Idea Of Making The Law Produce What It Does Not Contain Prosperity, In A Positive Sense, Wealth, Science, Religion Should Ever Have Gained Ground In The Political World The Modern Politicians, Particularly Those Of The Socialist School, Found Their Different Theories Upon One Common Hypothesis And Surely A Strange, A Presumptuous Notion, Could Never Have Entered A Human Brain They Divide Mankind Into Two Parts Men In General, Except One, Form The First The Politician Himself Forms The Second, Which Is By Far The Most Important Whether You Buy One Or One Hundred, You Can Look Forward To One Of The Most Penetrating And Powerful Essays Written In The History Of Political Economy


10 thoughts on “The Law

  1. Stephen Stephen says:

    6.0 stars The newest member of my list of All Time Favorite books I can not believe I have never read or until somewhat recently heard of this classic of limited government and libertarian political philospophy Bastiat s message is clearthe only proper role of the law i.e government is to safeguard the individualsrightto his her life, liberty and property Any actions by the government beyond this limited sphere will actually act to violate the rights of one group at the expense 6.0 stars The newest member of my list of All Time Favorite books I can not believe I have never read or until somewhat recently heard of this classic of limited government and libertarian political philospophy Bastiat s message is clearthe only proper role of the law i.e government is to safeguard the individualsrightto his her life, liberty and property Any actions by the government beyond this limited sphere will actually act to violate the rights of one group at the expense of another A few interesting quotes The mission of law is not to oppress persons and plunder them of their property, even thought the law may be acting in a philanthropic spirit Its mission is to protect property But how is this legal plunder to be identified Quite simply See if the law takes from some persons what belongs to them and gives it to other persons to whom it does not belong See if the law benefits one citizen at the expense of another by doing what the citizen himself cannot do without com...


  2. zikafus zikafus says:

    My favorite book Changed my life.


  3. Brenda Brenda says:

    the same situation exists in America today as in the France of 1848Socialists 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 Limited legal plunder This system prevailed when the the same situation exists in America today as in the France of 1848Socialists desire to practice legal plunder, not illegal plunder Social...


  4. Katherine Katherine says:

    While I agree with Bastiat entirely, the way that he has presented the classic blueprint for a just society, is exactly why people who leantowards socialist ideas scoff at those who are for capitalism, economic stability, and most importantly honoring the fundamentals of the need for law to protect life, liberty, and property.The first chapter started out wonderfully, articulately and simple It was accessible and easy to understand and apply I was excited as I hoped to share this with While I agree with Bastiat entirely, the way that he has presented the classic blueprint for a just society, is exactly why people who leantowards socialist ideas scoff at those who are for capitalism, economic stability, and most importantly honoring the fundamentals of the need for law to protect life, liberty, and property.The first chapter started out wonderfully, articulately and simple It was accessible and easy to understand and apply I was excited as I hoped to share this with my husband to allow him to open up to my ideas on politics which are different from his he s a democrat socialist.However, the rest of the book just seemed to be a rant that gotandimpassioned as it went along, which to me seemed to take away from the r...


  5. david david says:

    By a Frenchman, approximately one hundred years ago The impenetrable sealed protection of the fraternity of legal practitioners The unnatural force of the purveyors of jurisprudence, who will decimate, tout de suite, any person or any organization that gets in its way, with impunity The visceral disdain silently sizzling by the subjected, to the omnipotent machine s gears, locked and spinning, reducing all commoners to the lowest level of human comportment A hopeless doctrine for laissez fai By a Frenchman, approximately one hundred years ago The impenetrable sealed protection of the fraternity of legal practitioners The unnatural force of the purveyors of jurisprudence, who will decimate, tout de suite, any person or any organization that gets in its way, with impunity The visceral disdain silently sizzling by the subjected, to the omnipotent machine s gears, locked and spinning, reducing all commoners to the lowest level of human comportment A hopeless doctrine for laissez faire government, primarily composed of the students of law, who eventually becom...


  6. David Reed David Reed says:

    I believe EVERYONE should read this short little book It so clearly states what the law government should do, and what the law should not do If someone desires FREEDOM in their life, they should take to heart what is presented in this very readable book While written in 1850 by a Frenchman , I have never found aclear, succinct writing on this subject.It is in from this book that I learned an appropriate phrase for taxes Legal Plunder I understand now how individuals can not give t I believe EVERYONE should read this short little book It so clearly states what the law government should do, and what the law should not do If someone desires FREEDOM in their life, they should take to heart what is presented in this very readable book While written in 1850 by a Frenchman , I have never found aclear, succinct writing on this subject.It is in from this book that I learned an appropriate phrase for taxes Legal Plunder I understand now how individuals can not give to the government rights that they do not have individually For example, if one person does not have, naturally, the right to take another persons property, then a group of individuals can not give to the government the right to take...


  7. K. K. says:

    My husband and I have agreed that this is an important enough book that everyone in the whole world should read it If our government officials understood this book our budget would be farbalanced I am not even close to a political or any kind of economist but this book was v...


  8. Timothy Matias Timothy Matias says:

    Having been greatly encouraged by some libertarian friends to read The Law by Fr d ric Bastiat, I finally got around to reading it today, and if I were to simplify my impressions of it in as few words as possible, it would be an anti communist manifesto In fact, the book s structure, style, methodology, and zealotry are almost identical in form and potency Like Marx s Communist manifesto, it starts out by stating ideals which it assumes all members of society to hold in common, describes how Having been greatly encouraged by some libertarian friends to read The Law by Fr d ric Bastiat, I finally got around to reading it today, and if I were to simplify my impressions of it in as few words as possible, it would be an anti communist manifesto In fact, the book s structure, style, methodology, and zealotry are almost identical in form and potency Like Marx s Communist manifesto, it starts out by stating ideals which it assumes all members of society to hold in common, describes how such ideals have been violated by the very apparatus int...


  9. Tom Tom says:

    I listened to this as an Audiobook and just now remembered that I have not added it to my collection This is a reminder that I need to read it in print It s a foundational book for anyone interested in the philosophy of Politics with a capital P and wanting to understand whence comes any legitimacy of the Law itself Hint Much of what purports now to be legitimate law is not, per Bastiat Only the truly heroic dare flout it, but the rest of us obey illegitimate law only out of fear of the I listened to this as an Audiobook and just now reme...


  10. Samuel Marinov Samuel Marinov says:

    This is a great little book on law, government, and politics Its main goal is to refute the socialist claim that one can create equality through the law When law is given a goal other than its proper one, defense of rights through force, it becomes an instrument for plunder and destruction Instead of creating equality, it ends up destroying property, liberty, and on occasion, life itself Two goals drive that strive greed and false philathropy.Bastiat also argues that almost every politician This is a great little book on law, government, and politics Its main goal is to refute the socialist claim that one can create equality through the law When law is given a goal other than its proper one, defense of rights through force, it becomes an instrument for plunder and destruction Instead of creating equality, it ends up destroying property, liberty, and on occasion, life itself Two goals drive that strive greed and false philathropy.Bastiat also argues that almost every politician in office sees the populace as a passive mold of clay, waiting to be formed according to the legislators will To them, humanity is completely inactive and inert, except for them Which is why so many nations have fallen in history.The reason why I gave this 4 and not 5 stars is because Bastiat does not recognize the root of the problem He sees religion as a side, cultural thing, and not as the driving force behind all of society, culture, law, rights, and property He states, Now, la...