The Classic Blueprint for a Free Society

Fredric Bastiat is a timeless philosopher and author of “The Law.”

“The Law” is one of my favorite books of all time and one of the three books I read every year.

This book is full of profound truths regarding philosophy, government, and human nature. As I was reading through the book this morning, a quote stuck out to me: “It is injustice instead of justice that has an existence of its own. Justice is achieved only when injustice is absent.”

Injustice is constantly prevalent – it exists without any specific effort to create it.

I believe this is particularly because our human nature is fallen, and therefore injustice is rampant, but also the removal of injustice is incredibly difficult.

The pursuit of justice is something that must be actively fought and sought after.

Injustice permeates our government, our cities, even our homes and it is up to us to fight against it.

Although “The Law” was published in 1850 the contents remain incredibly applicable to modern day times, acting as “The Classic Blueprint for a Free Society.” If you haven’t picked up “The Law” yet, I recommend you do.

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