Wednesday, February 22, 2006

The Reading Group

First of all, if you aren't coming to the reading group, you're missing some good stuff. I always have a lot of fun at those meetings.

And if you haven't heard, we're going to have them on Tuesday at 4:30pm instead of Wednesday from here on out. There were too many conflicts with the heavily subsidized Economics Society.

We're finishing up "The Law" (and likely goofing off) at the next meeting. See you there.

6 Comments:

At February 24, 2006 4:24 PM, Blogger Chris said...

So what's so great about the Law?

 
At February 27, 2006 10:44 PM, Blogger Chris said...

I guess it doesn't matter what I write since nobody is reading this.

If you are though, please tell me why!

Reading group tomorrow - 4:30 -- Same bat time, same bat channel, umm... except not.

 
At February 27, 2006 11:38 PM, Blogger Travis said...

Oh did you want me to summarize Bastiat or something?

If I did, no one would go to the reading group to see for themselves how awesome "The Law" is. Gah.

 
At February 28, 2006 8:04 AM, Blogger Juris Naturalist said...

The Law – by Frederic Bastiat (paraphrased by Nathan)

The law has been changed into something it was not meant to be! The power of the government has become more likely to encroach on liberties as well! The law has become a way of making greedy men rich! The law was meant to protect us from encroachment and fraud, but now it causes these things to happen!

Life Is a Gift From God

God gave us a gift that has every other gift inside of it. This gift is life: our bodies, our minds, and our souls.
But we need things to keep us alive. God has given to us the job of keeping ourselves alive, working on making our lives better, and perfecting it. So God gave us things that we could do – like work, and things to work with – like dirt and seeds, and He also allows us to enjoy what we make. This is the way life should be.
Living, working, and enjoying what we make – in other words, individuality, liberty, property – this is man. And even though some tricky politicians try to hide the fact, these three gifts from God came before any law made by a man, and are better than any law invented by any man.
Life, liberty, and property did not come to be because men wrote laws. Actually, it was because life, liberty, and property already existed that men wanted to make laws in the first place.

I've completed a good bit more of this. It was a project I was working on for my students. I wanted to make The Law a little more accessable to 6ht graders.
Go to my blog to read what I've completed so far.
http://jurisnaturalist.blogspot.com
Nathan

 
At February 28, 2006 9:16 AM, Blogger Chris said...

Thanks a lot Nathan. Now nobody will come!

 
At February 28, 2006 3:07 PM, Blogger Juris Naturalist said...

Well, actually, I don't think I can make it...
Nathan

 

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