One’s liberty rights include his right to exploit and protect his real and personal property. One’s right to property encompasses the right to possess the product of his liberties.
-As discussed in Locke’s “Two Treatises of Government”
Some say that one does not need or deserve due process when his property is taken. Property, however, is an inextricable part of John Locke’s classic formula of “Life, Liberty and Property” as the overarching description of individual rights.
James Madison warned: “Where an excess of power prevails, property of no sort is duly respected. No man is safe in his opinions, his person, his faculties or his possessions.”
Madison further said, “The purpose of government is to protect property of every sort”.
“The State Legislatures will jealously and closely watch the operations of this Government, and be able to resist with more effect every assumption of power, than any other power on earth can do; and the greatest opponents to a Federal Government admit the State Legislatures to be sure guardians of the people’s liberty.”
-James Madison, June 8, 1789
It’s Disability Day on the Hill and we were so glad to have the good folks from Nashville’s Friends Life stop by. I have visited their home and workplace and they are doing extraordinary work for intellectually disabled persons.