Christian Michel

A Quote by Christian Michel on politics, violence, and libertarian

Politics does not exist to eliminate violence but to legalise it. The only people who suggest making violence illegal are libertarians, and that is why libertarian principles are the most advanced in the evolution of humanity.

Christian Michel

Source: http://bastiat.net/en/Bastiat2001/christian.michel.html

Contributed by: peter

A Quote by Christian Michel on democracy, violence, law, government, coercion, power, liberty, and freedom

Democratic law does not say, "Thou shalt not kill". Instead, it designates certain people who have the right to kill -- soldiers and State police. Democratic law does not order, "Thou shalt not steal". It says that only certain people have the right to steal -- tax and customs agents. What does "power to the people" mean when the people enjoy fewer rights than their supposed servants?

Christian Michel

Source: http://bastiat.net/en/Bastiat2001/christian.michel.html

Contributed by: peter

A Quote by Christian Michel on illusion, idolatry, idol, democracy, government, and responsibility

The institution of the democratic State is a remarkable example of modern idolatry. By ritually celebrating elections that are played out like a great social mass, the State allows us to participate in a religion that will influence the idol in our favour. If we make the idol an offering of the right ballot, it will bring us security, lifetime employment, a guaranteed pension, free medical care, environmental protection and a good school for our children. All these favours will rain down on us. We will not have to do anything to earn them. What could be more magical than that belief?

Christian Michel

Source: http://bastiat.net/en/Bastiat2001/christian.michel.html

Contributed by: peter

Syndicate content