People – and government’s Legal Plunder

Government's legalized plundering / Image source: GoldCore

Government’s legalized plundering / Image source: GoldCore

“As long as it is admitted that the law may be diverted from its true purpose — that it may violate property instead of protecting it — then everyone will want to participate in making the law, either to protect himself against plunder or to use it for plunder.” Frédéric Bastiat

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Legal Plunder: Organized by law for the profit of those who make law

Frédéric Bastiat (1801-1850) / Wikimedia

“In Frédéric Bastiat’s brilliant The Law, he explains that “when plunder is organized by law for the profit of those who make law,” everyone eventually becomes involved in legislation. And when the masses join in, “they emulate their evil predecessors by participating in this legal plunder.”

“In California, a law that promised to control politicians is now being used to control the public.”

In voting for Prop. 25, the people of California were duped by the mirage of government efficiency. Now they should note what their government has become more efficient at doing. Tax and spend. Rob and squander.” – Mike Reid

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