"It is impossible to introduce into society
a greater change and a greater evil than this:
the conversion of the law into an instrument of plunder."
by:
Frederic Bastiat
(1801-1850) French economist, statesman, and author. He did most of his writing during the years just before -- and immediately following -- the French Revolution of February 1848.
Date:
June 1850
Source:
"The Law" by Frederic Bastiat (1848)
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How appropriate...
 -- Robert, Sarasota     
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    As in the IRS.
     -- Joe, Rochester. MI     
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    Amen!! Most certainly as in the IRS and the Congress that wrote their rules that no one can understand.
     -- helorat, Milton     
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    And that is exactly what today's governments and the NWO have done! Congress merely meets to divide the spoils.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    What does it take to make John Q Public understand that the second plank of the communist manifesto was meant to kill freedoms, it doesn't have anything to do with funding the Republic? Theft of the noble labor's fruits is grand larceny, no matter the robber baron.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    This describes both the Fedeal Reserve and all "revenue agents" who produce no revenue when the Fed says that their sys-tem of plunder "works only with credit." Their job is to conceal the fraud by regulat-ing our use of the "money" that Keynes called "worthless."
     -- Dave Wilber     
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    Public Servents: Persons chosen by the people to distribute the graft. Mark Twain
     -- jim k, Austin, Tx     
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    Nullify The Fed...Now!
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
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     -- Mary-MI      
    Sounds like where we are right now in this country.
     -- Rita, WA     
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    For the Children!
     -- Islam Forbids, Dar Al Harb     
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     -- Ronw13, Oregon      
     
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