Sunday, August 16, 2009

Property and Liberty

Property and Liberty are Two Sides of the Same Coin!

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"When a portion of wealth is transferred from the person who owns it – without his consent and without compensation, and whether by force or by fraud – to anyone who does not own it, then I say that property is violated; that an act of plunder is committed! "How is the 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, THE LAW, p. 21, 26)

"The difficulty with all governments, and one to which our own has fallen heir, is that the majority, by virtue of its right to place limitations on man's free agency, has undertaken to infringe upon the rights reserved to the individual, for the direct and immediate benefit of law and order. For example: the Constitution expressly prohibits taking of personal property for public purposes without just compensation. Under the guise of taxation, the Constitution is violated and property is taken from one and given to another." (Henry D. Moyle, an LDS Apostle, Relief Society Magazine, 1957.)

2 comments:

  1. Good on ya fella! This is a good one!

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  2. Its a good point. A little is taken from everything that we earn and given to those who refuse to work for it.

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