Discussion in 'Politics' started by ihopehefails, Jun 18, 2010.
I found this quote on a website.
How can they be secured by government without violating them? Taxes are a violation of all 3 yet government must collect them to exist.
Sounds about right to me.
And yet they considered human beings to be property. Doesn't seem so inalienable to me
I think you'd better find a link for it, so it doesn't disappear. Edit. I fixed it for you. but please provide links to your quotes. thanks. ~elvis.
It's from John Locke.
Campaign For Liberty
Found it by using a new tool my friend taught me about after I logged onto AOL. It's called Google or something like that.
What does an English philosopher have to do with
Life liberty and the pursuit of happness? In no way did the founders of this country believe that a central government was to have that much power. Aftrer all they did fight a war against his country to rid theirself of that kind of thinking.
And John Locke was long dead before our country came to be.
Life and liberty have distinct and definable meanings. But property, without specific descriptions and conditions ascribed to it, remains a vague and amorphous concept. "Property" could mean nothing more than the worn clothes on someone's back or it could mean a vast fortune.
Similarly, ". . . the pursuit of happiness" could mean different things to different people. Jeffrey Dahmer, for one example.
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