property

A Quote by William Grieder on property, values, and life

In its present terms, the global system values property over human life.

William Grieder

Source: One World Ready or Not, pg 359.

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A Quote by Butler Shaffer on property, living, life, control, and ownership

"Property" is not simply some social invention, like Emily Post’s guide to etiquette, but a way of describing conditions that are essential to all living things. Every living thing must occupy space and consume energy from outside itself if it is to survive, and it must do so to the exclusion of all other living things on the planet. I didn’t dream this up. My thinking was not consulted before the life system developed. The world was operating on the property principle when I arrived and, like the rest of us, I had to work out my answers to that most fundamental, pragmatic of all social questions: who gets to make decisions about what? The essence of "ownership" is to be found in control: who gets to be the ultimate decision maker about people and "things" in the world?

Butler Shaffer

Source: http://www.lewrockwell.com/shaffer/ebook/9.html

Contributed by: peter

A Quote by Alexander Hamilton on freedom, law, slave, and property

Man is either governed by his own laws -- freedom -- or the laws of another -- slavery. Are you willing to become slaves? Will you give up your freedom, your life and your property without a single struggle? No man has a right to rule over his fellow creatures.

Alexander Hamilton (c.1756 - 1804)

Contributed by: Alex

A Quote by Auberon Herbert on property, freedom, liberty, democracy, votes, morality, and socialism

So long as we admit that the property of individuals lies at the mercy of the largest number of votes, we are intellectually and morally committed to state socialism.

Auberon Herbert

Contributed by: peter

A Quote by Ken Schoolland on freedom, liberty, property, time, life, future, present, past, and prosperity

You exist in time: future, present, and past. This is manifest in life, liberty, and the product of your life and liberty. The exercise of choices over life and liberty is your prosperity. To lose your life is to lose your future. To lose your liberty is to lose your present. And to lose the product of your life and liberty is to lose the portion of your past that produced it.

Ken Schoolland

Source: The Adventures of Jonathan Gullible, A Free Market Odyssey - Epilogue (http://www.hawaiireporter.com/story.aspx?1e8fb9e8-bc6f-4e07-852b-aac5cfc38b4b)

Contributed by: peter

A Quote by Ken Schoolland on freedom, liberty, property, time, life, future, present, past, prosperity, and voluntary exchange

A product of your life and liberty is your property. Property is the fruit of your labor, the product of your time, energy, and talents. It is that part of nature that you turn to valuable use. And it is the property of others that is given to you by voluntary exchange and mutual consent. Two people who exchange property voluntarily are both better off or they wouldn't do it. Only they may rightfully make that decision for themselves.

Ken Schoolland

Source: The Adventures of Jonathan Gullible, A Free Market Odyssey - Epilogue (http://www.hawaiireporter.com/story.aspx?1e8fb9e8-bc6f-4e07-852b-aac5cfc38b4b)

Contributed by: peter

A Quote by Ken Schoolland on free society, force, coercion, freedom, liberty, slavery, property, theft, and government

At times some people use force or fraud to take from others without willful, voluntary consent. Normally, the initiation of force to take life is murder, to take liberty is slavery, and to take property is theft. It is the same whether these actions are done by one person acting alone, by the many acting against a few, or even by officials with fine hats and titles.

Ken Schoolland

Source: The Adventures of Jonathan Gullible, A Free Market Odyssey - Epilogue (http://www.hawaiireporter.com/story.aspx?1e8fb9e8-bc6f-4e07-852b-aac5cfc38b4b)

Contributed by: peter

A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on life, liberty, property, safety, legislature, and laws

No one's life, liberty or property are safe while the legislature is in session.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

Source: Unknown

Contributed by: CajunGypsy

A Quote by Pierre-Joseph Proudhon on property and equality

The proprietor, producing neither by his own labor nor by his implement, and receiving products in exchange for nothing, is either a parasite or a thief.

Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

Source: What is Property?

Contributed by: Gorbi

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