The Law

Frederic Bastiat was a French economist, writer, legislator, and activist. He was born in 1801 and died in 1850. Frederic Bastiat wrote The Law. He wrote it in France, about France during the last couple of years of his life,(around 1848). The Law was first published in 1850, making it more than a hundred and fiftey years old, but amazingly Bastiat's words describe the state of America today. Our current government, our laws, how our country is being plundered, and how our people are being oppressed.

Frederic Bastiat was an advocate for liberty, just as the founders of this nation were.

"whatever the question under discussion — whether religious, philosophical, political, or economic; whether it concerns prosperity, morality, equality, right, justice, progress, responsibility, cooperation, property, labor, trade, capital, wages, taxes, population, finance, or government — at whatever point on the scientific horizon I begin my researches, I invariably reach this one conclusion: The solution to the problems of human relationships is to be found in liberty."

Click here to Listen to The Law by Fredieric Bastiat, I have listened to it many times and I always hear something new, this quote is why I have share this with you.

"The law perverted! And the police powers of the state perverted along with it! The law, I say, not only turned from its proper purpose but made to follow an entirely contrary purpose! The law become the weapon of every kind of greed! Instead of checking crime, the law itself guilty of the evils it is supposed to punish!"

If this is true, it is a serious fact, and moral duty requires me to call the attention of my fellow-citizens to it."