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  •  Ignore Property Rights, Lose Your Civil Rights (0+ / 0-)

    Rousseau said government's main function is the protection of property rights, and this includes democracies.

    And to varying degrees, property rights trump civil rights - burn down my house and your civil rights are forfeit.

    Civil rights are the reward that the citizen gets for respecting the social contract of property owners and the government.

    Even if someone owns nothing, they have to scrupulously respect property rights in order to retain their civil rights.

    There’s always free cheddar in a mousetrap, baby

    by bernardpliers on Fri May 03, 2013 at 10:56:09 PM PDT

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