Bastiat Eyes a Fundamental Contradiction

A hat tip to Don Boudreaux at Cafe Hayek, who came across this quote from Frederic Bastiat, the 19th century French political economist and classical liberal thinker:

This is simply absurd.  Do you seriously have such faith in human wisdom that you want universal sufferage and government of all by all and then you proclaim these very men whom you consider fit to govern others unfit to govern themselves?

From, The Man and the Statesman: The Correspondence and Articles on Politics, (Liberty Fund, 2011) p. 435

One Response to “Bastiat Eyes a Fundamental Contradiction”

  1. Phil Robb says:

    Certainly Barack Obama is unfit to govern himself let alone others.

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