The Law - To Plunder or Not To Plunder - The Choice Before Us - Frédéric Bastiat

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posted on Oct, 30 2013 @ 11:45 AM
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The law is the organization of the natural right of lawful defense. It is the substitution of a common force for individual forces. And this common force is to do only what the individual forces have a natural and lawful right to do: to protect persons, liberties, and properties; to maintain the right of each, and to cause justice to reign over us all.


The history of freedom and liberty is, from the perspective of the embattled defender and the target of pernicious anti-humanism, the quiet voice of truth and justice vs the resounding roar of misinformation and spiteful vengeance. The law has been used for ends both righteous and disdainful. If we must have law, must it not reflect and respect natural rights and lawful defense?

Ask yourself, "do I believe that my neighbor's freedom is a threat to me?" If a 'no' answer is not immediately forthcoming, the beginnings of statism and legal plunder already have a strong hold on your psyche. It is never too late to recognize and revise the ill-conceived goals associated with legal plunder.

How shall we deploy the law to best support the interests of free citizens? The lines have been drawn, the tangible policies itemized, it is now simply a choice:



The Law - Frédéric Bastiat



The Choice Before Us:

This question of legal plunder must be settled once and for all, and there are only three ways to settle it:

1. The few plunder the many.
2. Everybody plunders everybody.
3. Nobody plunders anybody.

We must make our choice among limited plunder, universal plunder, and no plunder. The law can follow only one of these three.

Limited legal plunder: This system prevailed when the right to vote was restricted. One would turn back to this system to prevent the invasion of socialism.

Universal legal plunder: We have been threatened with this system since the franchise was made universal. The newly enfranchised majority has decided to formulate law on the same principle of legal plunder that was used by their predecessors when the vote was limited.

No legal plunder: This is the principle of justice, peace, order, stability, harmony, and logic. Until the day of my death, I shall proclaim this principle with all the force of my lungs (which alas! is all too inadequate).

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posted on Oct, 30 2013 @ 06:24 PM
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"Good to know" some things do not change with time. Shysters are Shysters then, now, and tomorrow. He sure puts it plainly. Thanks for the information.



posted on Oct, 31 2013 @ 02:59 PM
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"Good to know" some things do not change with time. Shysters are Shysters then, now, and tomorrow. He sure puts it plainly. Thanks for the information.

The ambulance chasing shenanigans are certainly indicative of the confiscatory moral code that has developed around the governmental practice of legal plunder which is even more destructive than reckless or frivolous private litigation.





 
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