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A Thought from Frederic Bastiat (with thanks to Lisa Miller)

“Everyone wants to live at the expense of the state. They forget the state lives at the expense of everyone.” – Frederic Bastiat Share on Facebook

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They Would Be Shepherds Over Us: A Thought from Frederic Bastiat

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A Thought from Frederic Bastiat

“When under the pretext of fraternity, the legal code imposes mutual sacrifices on the citizens, human nature is not thereby abrogated. Everyone will then direct his efforts toward contributing little to, and taking much from, the common fund of sacrifices. … Continue reading

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The Fiction of Government

“Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else.” – Frédéric Bastiat Share on Facebook

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What is the Function of a Legislator?

“It is not true that the legislator has absolute power over our persons and property. The existence of persons and property preceded the existence of the legislator, and his function is only to guarantee their safety.” ― Frédéric Bastiat, The … Continue reading

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