"Socialism, like the ancient ideas from which it springs, confuses the distinction between government and society. As a result of this, every time we object to a thing being done by government, the socialists conclude that we object to it being done at all."
The editorial appearing in the Gazette-Journal ("Where we stand," Aug. 9 issue) is an example of that which Frédéric Bastiat (1801-1850) noted in his treatise, The Law. The foregoing paragraph from that treatise appears relevant today. No doubt, the more things change, the more they remain the same.
Port Haywood, Va.
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