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The Law, By Frederic Bastiat

lawEven though Benedict was not a lawyer, he had no doubt that his tenant was breaking the law and decided he had no option but to get in touch with the police. This, plus the reality that he was nurtured in the classical studies and the admiration of antiquity, naturally brought on Fenelon to accept the thought that mankind must be passive that the misfortunes and the prosperity — vices and virtues — of people are triggered by the external influence exercised upon them by the law and the legislators.

The annals of history bear witness to the truth of it: the incessant wars, mass migrations, religious persecutions, universal slavery, dishonesty in commerce, and monopolies. Home to scholars of international standing and based in the nation’s vibrant legal and political heart, there is no better spot to advance your knowledge of the law. And I repeat again: These two uses of the law are in direct contradiction to each other.

Under the influence of teaching like this — which stems from classical education — there came a time when everyone wished to spot himself above mankind in order to arrange, organize, and regulate it in his personal way. Immigration law and nationality law concern the rights of foreigners to reside and function in a nation-state that is not their own and to acquire or drop citizenship Both also involve the right of asylum and the difficulty of stateless people. To extend indefinitely the domain of the law that is, the … Read More

The Law, By Frederic Bastiat

lawEven though Benedict was not a lawyer, he had no doubt that his tenant was breaking the law and decided he had no selection but to contact the police. Mr. Louis Blanc would say — and with reason — that these minimum guarantees are merely the starting of total fraternity he would say that the law ought to give tools of production and totally free education to all operating folks. Till that occurs, the handful of practice lawful plunder upon the numerous, a frequent practice where the right to participate in the making of law is restricted to a couple of persons. It is not correct that the function of law is to regulate our consciences, our suggestions, our wills, our education, our opinions, our perform, our trade, our talents, or our pleasures. Yet another person would observe that this arrangement would still leave space for inequality he would claim that the law should give to every person even in the most inaccessible hamlet — luxury, literature, and art. It is not deemed sufficient that the law must be just it must be philanthropic.

Max Weber in 1917, Weber started his profession as a lawyer, and is regarded as a single of the founders of sociology and sociology of law. Mr. Considerant would sponsor the cause of the labor groups he would use the law to secure for them a guaranteed minimum of clothes, housing, meals, and all other necessities of life. I am a novelist (living in Brooklyn, of … Read More

The Law, By Frederic Bastiat

lawEven though Benedict was not a lawyer, he had no doubt that his tenant was breaking the law and decided he had no option but to call the police. As lengthy as it is admitted that the law could be diverted from its correct purpose — that it might violate property instead of defending it — then everybody will want to participate in creating the law, either to safeguard himself against plunder or to use it for plunder.

From these Egyptian rulers, the Greek folks had discovered bodily workout routines, foot races, and horse and chariot races…. But the best point that the Egyptians had taught the Greeks was to grow to be docile, and to permit themselves to be formed by the law for the public great.

These are the only two concerns exactly where, contrary to the basic spirit of the republic of the United States, law has assumed the character of a plunderer. Customer law could include something from regulations on unfair contractual terms and clauses to directives on airline baggage insurance. Moreover, it must not be mentioned that the law may be philanthropic if, in the procedure, it refrains from oppressing persons and plundering them of their home this would be a contradiction. And let it not be mentioned — as it continually is stated — that below this notion, the law would be atheistic, individualistic, and heartless that it would make mankind in its personal image.

Mr. Louis Blanc would say — and with purpose … Read More

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