Every time we judge an act to be good and fine, we want it to become more widespread, and this is natural.
Section 4 of 7
In the construction of this pamphlet, Bastiat revolves from a liberal picture to its opposite in three paragraphs reminding us what fraternity is.
What today’s quote shows once more is that there is often a common ground between liberals and their opponents in terms of ultimate objectives. I remember once when I mentioned I was in favour of peace and against misery that someone retorted this was the case for most people. I am ready to believe it and demand to be believed as well. However, there is a major difference between liberals and their opponents concerning the way to reach these noble objectives.
Along with Frédéric Bastiat, I believe that the best way to find the truth is freedom and I am convinced that coercion is harmful. Thus concerning fraternity, Frédéric Bastiat tells us that it has to be voluntary action and cannot be imposed upon people to do good.