Thursday, May 21, 2009

Bastiat: 'cause it's The Law

When you read "legislator" consider, also, the lesser officials; your mandarins, apparatchiks, and superintendent and school board members.

From recent editions of the Email Update from the
Future of Freedom Foundation:

It is not true that the legislator has an absolute power over our persons and our property since they pre-exist him, and his task is to surround them with guarantees. It is not true that the function of the law is to regulate our consciences, our ideas, our wills, our education, our opinions, our work, our trade, our talents, our recreation. Its function is to prevent the rights of one person from interfering with rights of another in any of these matters
Frédéric Bastiat,
The Law [1850]


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"not true that the function of the law is to regulate our consciences, our ideas, our wills, our education, our opinions, our work, our trade, our talents, our recreation"
But that's exactly what the "law" now does. The purpose of Affective Education is to regulate consciences, ideas, wills, opinions, work, trade, talents and recreation. The "law" dictates Affective Education. Those laws were passed by our elected representatives. America 2000, GOALS 2000, No Child Left Behind. Those are all laws. And they dictate affective Outcome Based Ed. and all those government schools you pay for are doing it. And so are private schools. Sheeple!!