Locke believed citizens were people who owned property

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    I know the left may not understand this but Locke believed that a citizen was someone who owned property because government was formed to protect the property of each individual within the community therefore the only people who needed government were those that owned property therefore were citizens of that government.

    I know it seems barbaric to say that only property owners are citizens but is it really that far fetched of an idea? When I have a dispute with another citizen over something I own I use my government to protect what I think is rightfully mine. It would not seem very plausible to go into a Canadian court and ask them to settle the dispute.
     
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    The Left is so far away from understanding this basic point that I predict Leftwingsewerworker and his ilk will be along in a minute comparing this to slavery.
     
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    Not far fetched at all.

    Nobody belongs in the game without a buy-in.
     
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    Well, the left now believes a citizen to be someone who lives on the backs of others... all the while complaining about where the money's coming from.
     
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    Exactly what is that buy in? Just asking because I pay taxes to the federal government but dont own any property (land).
     
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    Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!!!!!! Baseless assumptions and libels of people!!!!!!! Can i call someone a socialist naz?i!?!?!?! Pleeeeeeaaaaaaazzzzzzeeeee!!!!!!!!!!! I know that they are two separate parties that hated each-other and are completely unrelated, but can i plleeeeeeaaaaasssseeeee call obama and other democrats socialist nazis?!?!?!?!?!!!
     
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    So the guy out there paying 2000 a month rent is not a citizen, and I am, because I own land I bought and paid off 30 years ago?
     
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    When the Us was founded, most of the rest of the world was ruled by kings. In a kingdom, only the landowners had status. It is not surprising that some of the founders held this idea of citizenship.
    Remember, women then didn't vote, and could only be beaten with a switch a large around as the thumb. Then there was that "peculiar institution" we call slavery.
    I don't think it is an idea for today.
     
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    That was the idea. You have a problem with it?
     
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    Therin lies the problem with your version of what society and our nations goals should be. You think it is a game. Thank you for making that point.
     
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