The Law by Frederic Bastiat is the definitive work on the nature and purpose of legislative laws. This book explains concisely and clearly that the great aim of the law is to promote the greatest amount of liberty. If a government and a country truly valued liberty, one would think that every young student would be given this small volume and be required to memorize it. But since this is not the case in the United States today, this indicates that liberty and freedom are not very important values in American politics in spite of the lip service paid to such notions by newspaper editors and politicians. This study guide helps students to question the way things are done today and to have them apply Bastiat's challenge to try liberty instead of socialism.