The law is the organization of the natural right of lawful defense. It is the substitution of a common force for individual forces. And this common force is to do only what the individual forces have a natural and lawful right to do: to protect persons, liberties, and properties; to maintain the right of each, and to cause justice to reign over us all.
Frederic Bastiat - from The Law 1850
Tuesday, October 26, 2004
Posted by Lisa Turner on Tuesday, October 26, 2004