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Re: Hayek Quote of the Week - Rule of Law



At 1:22 PM -0500 on 12/21/98, Robert Hettinga wrote:



> "It is often not recognized that general and equal laws
> provide the most effective protection against infringement
> of individual liberty, this is due mainly to the habit of
> tacitly exempting the state and its agents from them and
> of assuming that the government has the power to
> grant exemptions to individuals.

Woops. Corrected version:

"IF it is often not recognized that general and equal law
provide the most effective protection against infringement
of individual liberty, this is due mainly to the habit of
tacitly exempting the state and its agents from them and
of assuming that the government has the power to grant
exemptions to individuals."

etc...


Cheers,
RAH
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Robert A. Hettinga <mailto: [email protected]>
Philodox Financial Technology Evangelism <http://www.philodox.com/>
44 Farquhar Street, Boston, MA 02131 USA
"... however it may deserve respect for its usefulness and antiquity,
[predicting the end of the world] has not been found agreeable to
experience." -- Edward Gibbon, 'Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire'