Wisdom from Frederic Bastiat about State Control Freaks

What makes state control freaks better than the rest of us?

bastiat on human nature and liberty

The French produced some of history’s finest thinkers–men like John Calvin and Frederic Bastiat–to whom  they pay virtually no attention today.

Which is too bad, because they could avoid so much suffering, oppression, and criminality if only they learned lessons presented long ago.

[See also, “John Maynard Keynes: The Father of Bad Economics & Bad Politics.”]

When you dethrone God, man takes His place. If you are somehow of the opinion that God is a harsh taskmaster, and human governments are good… you clearly don’t know God, and you have a very skewed and naïve view of men, and are wilfully blind and ignorant about history.