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Monday, October 18, 2004

Thought for the Week

What, then, is law? It is the collective organization of the individual right to lawful defense. Each of us has a natural right, from God, to defend his person, his liberty, and his property. These are the three basic requirements of life, and the preservation of any one of them is completely dependent upon the preservation of the other two.
Frederic Bastiat THE LAW
Bastiat describes the purpose of the law with simplicity and force in his book the Law. It is a massive contrast to the modern view of law as a tool for social engineering. Here is one Frenchman who would be horrified by the EU and its acquis communautaire. For more on Bastiat go here.

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