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OUR PROPERTY “RIGHTS” CONSTITUTION… | October 13, 2007

The convention which framed the Constitution of the United States was composed of fifty-five members. A majority were lawyers-not one farmer, mechanic or laborer. Forty owned Revolutionary Scrip. Fourteen were land speculators. Twenty-four were money-lenders. Eleven were merchants. Fifteen were slave-holders. They made a Constitution to protect the rights of property and not the rights of man,: Senator Richard Pettigrew – Triumphant Plutocracy (1922)

 

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  1. Wow, in 1922! Written by a Senator, no less.

    Back in the old days they didn’t mince words.

    And is he not that far off?

    What he says might account for the elevation of property rights over say, the interests of a community or the common good, particulalry in the area of land use law, compared to Europe.

    Comment by Jeff — October 14, 2007 @ 11:20 pm


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