The power of III

Summum ius summa iniuria--More law, less justice

03 February 2011

Quote of the Day 2/3

"Sometimes the law defends plunder and participates in it. Thus the beneficiaries are spared the shame and danger that their acts would otherwise involve... 

But how is this legal plunder to be identified? Quite simply. 

See if the law takes from some persons what belongs to them and gives it to the other persons to whom it doesn't belong. See if the law benefits one citizen at the expense of another by doing what the citizen himself cannot do without committing a crime

Then abolish that law without delay ... No legal plunder; this is the principle of justice, peace, order, stability, harmony and logic."

-Frederic Bastiat

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