The problem with Bastiat is that other than pointing out the dangers of it he had no actual solutions to state tyranny. He apparently did not recognize the problems a govt (of any size) with a monopoly on force poses to the liberty of those under it.
It took another century for someone to see that danger clearly and provide a solution. This someone is Hans Hoppe and his solution is the idea of a Private Law Society.
Political philosophy has advanced since Bastiat, et al. Ignoring this fact will slow or stop progress towards liberty and justice for all and keep these concepts confined to the pols who had it all along and who are loving it so much for all the benefits they get from them for doing virtually nothing but keeping the scam going.
On Mon, Oct 15, 2012 at 11:02 AM, Mike Benoit <[address removed]>
As you know I have been promoting Frederic Bastiat's book The Law. Here is a free version for you.
A modern takeoff and heavily quoted Bastiat's The Law. Here is your blueprint for a just society.
<https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/245270>Fred's Law, an Ebook by Bastiat Benoit Crup<https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/245270>
An ominous warning from the grave: If someone can twist, turn, garble, corrupt or misuse your Natural Rights (and get away with it) they will! Fred Bastiat's eerily accurate prediction that is coming to pass before our eyes. Look
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