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The Law

By Bastiat, Frédéric

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Title: The Law  
Author: Bastiat, Frédéric
Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
Collections: Blackmask Online Collection
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Introduction: The attention of a traveller, should be particularly turned, in the first place, to the various works of Nature, to mark the distinctions of the climates he may explore, and to offer such useful observations on the different productions as may occur. Men and manners undoubtedly hold the first rank?whatever may contribute to our existence is also of equal importance, whether it be found in the animal or vegetable kingdoms; neither are the various articles, which tend to promote the happiness and convenience of mankind, to be disregarded. How far the writer of the following sheets has succeeded in furnishing information on these subjects, the reader will be capable of determining. From the advantages the journalist enjoyed under his father JOHN BARTRAM, botanist to the king of Great?Britain, and fellow of the Royal Society, it is hoped that his labours will present new as well as useful information to the botanist and zoologist. THIS world, as a glorious apartment of the boundless palace of the sovereign Creator, is furnished with an infinite variety of animated scenes, inexpressibly beautiful and pleasing, equally free to the inspection and enjoyment of all his creatures.

Table of Contents
Table of Contents: The Law, 1 -- Frederick Bastiat, 1 -- Life Is a Gift from God, 2 -- What Is Law ?, 3 -- A Just and Enduring Government, 3 -- The Complete Perversion of the Law, 4 -- A Fatal Tendency of Mankind, 4 -- Property and Plunder, 4 -- Victims of Lawful Plunder, 5 -- The Results of Legal Plunder, 5 -- The Fate of Non?Conformists, 6 -- Who Shall Judge?, 6 -- The Reason Why Voting Is Restricted, 7 -- The Answer Is to Restrict the Law, 7 -- The Fatal Idea of Legal Plunder, 7 -- Perverted Law Causes Conflict, 8 -- Slavery and Tariffs Are Plunder, 8 -- Two Kinds of Plunder, 8 -- The Law Defends Plunder, 9 -- How to Identify Legal Plunder, 9 -- Legal Plunder Has Many Names, 9 -- Socialism Is Legal Plunder, 10 -- The Choice Before Us, 10 -- The Proper Function of the Law, 11 -- The Seductive Lure of Socialism, 11 -- Enforced Fraternity Destroys Liberty, 11 -- Plunder Violates Ownership, 11 -- Three Systems of Plunder, 12 -- Law Is Force, 12 -- Law Is a Negative Concept, 13 -- The Political Approach, 13 -- The Law and Charity, 13 -- The Law and Education, 14 -- The Law and Morals, 14 -- A Confusion of Terms, 14 -- The Influence of Socialist Writers, 14 -- The Socialists Wish to Play God, 15 -- The Socialists Despise Mankind, 15 -- A Defense of Compulsory Labor, 16 -- A Defense of Paternal Government, 16 -- How is that possible? These arts were invented by, 16 -- The Idea of Passive Mankind, 17 -- Socialists Ignore Reason and Facts, 17 -- Socialists Want to Regiment People, 18 -- A Famous Name and an Evil Idea, 18 -- A Frightful Idea, 19 -- The Leader of the Democrats, 19 -- Socialists Want Forced Conformity, 20


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