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Bob
06-21-2011, 05:17 PM
I know its an abstract concept -- thought I would get your take on the idea itself, and where there are holes in it and why.

The American frontier fostered individualism, and independence. As the frontier disappeared and as our society became more urban, people gradually felt less directly dependent on the land, and more dependant on the infrastructure of government for their bread. Urban living can insulate one from seeing the literal fruits of one’s labor, and understanding our dependence on Providence. Life liberty and Property is a founding concept for a reason. Property is the foundation for the creation of wealth and fosters independence – and is the reason why Karl Marx sought to establish state ownership of all land. Without control of land, the state cannot have complete control over the populace.

Archer81
06-21-2011, 06:57 PM
I know its an abstract concept -- thought I would get your take on the idea itself, and where there are holes in it and why.

The American frontier fostered individualism, and independence. As the frontier disappeared and as our society became more urban, people gradually felt less directly dependent on the land, and more dependant on the infrastructure of government for their bread. Urban living can insulate one from seeing the literal fruits of one’s labor, and understanding our dependence on Providence. Life liberty and Property is a founding concept for a reason. Property is the foundation for the creation of wealth and fosters independence – and is the reason why Karl Marx sought to establish state ownership of all land. Without control of land, the state cannot have complete control over the populace.


It isnt.

Jesus Christ on a cracker...I hope to God there is an NFL season...

:Broncos:

razorwire77
06-21-2011, 07:55 PM
Lol. It wouldn't be a lockout mane central discussion thread without putting Karl Marx on blast.

epicSocialism4tw
06-21-2011, 08:10 PM
Property ownership is the foundation of individiual freedom.

brncs_fan
06-21-2011, 08:12 PM
John Locke coined the term "Life, liberty, and the pursuit of property."

Jefferson changed it to "happiness" for the DoI.