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Frederic Bastiat, James Otis, Sigmund Freud


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"But how is this legal plunder to be identified? Quite simply.

See if the law takes from some persons what belongs to them,

and gives it to other persons to whom it does not belong.

See if the law benefits one citizen at the expense of another

by doing what the citizen himself cannot do without committing a crime."

-- Frederic Bastiat

(1801-1850) French economist, statesman, and author.

Source: "The Law" by Frederic Bastiat (1848)

<a href=http://liberty-tree.ca/research/TheLaw>http://liberty-tree.ca/research/TheLaw</a>




"Taxation without representation is tyranny."

-- James Otis


Source: Watchword (coined 1761?) of the American Revolution. See Samuel Eliot Morison, 'James Otis', Dict. Am. Biog., xiv.102




"It is always possible to bind together

a considerable number of people in love,

so long as there are other people left over

to receive the manifestations of their aggressiveness."

-- Sigmund Freud

Source: Civilization and Its Discontents


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