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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

The Law by Frédéric Bastiat
A Tool to Combat Today's Socialists

Photo Credit: Bobby Coggins

Frédéric Bastiat was born on this day on the year 1801.His writings can be said to form one of the foundation stones of conservative thought, and his work, The Law is one of his best known and was written shortly after the failed socialist revolution in France of 1848. Even then, he identified the Untied States at the hope of mankind. I cannot help but wonder at how disappointed he would be at how we have corrupted things on our way deep into Socialism.


I have become convinced that one of the tools conservatives must use in order to reverse our course into Socialism is education. Most people who call themselves conservative are woefully uneducated on the philosophy of conservatism. This is mostly due to the public school systems' penchant for teaching socialist ideas over that of conservatives ideas.

We must encourage conservatives to read works by conservative thinkers, especially those who wrote with clarity...among them, I identify Frédéric Bastiat as one of the first tier authors we should study.

To begin your study of Bastiat I suggest His ideas are as devastating to Socialists today as they were in 1850. Arm yourself with this man's words to counter the socialists of today!