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  1. ihopehefails
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    I found this quote on a website.

    http://www.campaignforliberty.com/article.php?view=127
     
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    How can they be secured by government without violating them? Taxes are a violation of all 3 yet government must collect them to exist.
     
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    Sounds about right to me.
     
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    And yet they considered human beings to be property. Doesn't seem so inalienable to me
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    thanks.
     
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    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.
     
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    And John Locke was long dead before our country came to be.
     
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    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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