Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Quote of the Day.......

"The internal effects of a mutable policy are calamitous.

It poisons the blessings of liberty itself.

It will be of little avail to the people that

the laws are made by men of their own choice,

if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read,

or so incoherent that they cannot be understood;

if they be repealed before they are promulgated,

or undergo such incessant changes that 

no man who knows what the law is today 

can guess what it will be tomorrow."

-- James Madison
(1751-1836), Father of the Constitution for the USA, 4th US President

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"Sometimes the law defends plunder and 

participates in it.

Thus the beneficiaries are spared 

the shame and danger that

their acts would otherwise involve...

But how is this legal plunder to be identified?

Quite simply. See if the law takes from some persons

what belongs to them and gives it to the other persons

to whom it doesn't 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.

Then abolish that law without delay .. No legal plunder;

this is the principle of justice, peace, order,

stability, harmony and logic."

-- Frederic Bastiat
"The Law" by Frederic Bastiat, 1850

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam../ Monuments Men.....

If history has anything to teach us,

It is not about winning war/s

Nor even it is about lossing one

But of we were to loose our humanity 

We loose not only ourself but 

Everything one has come to value.