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It seems the most logical thing in the world to believe that the natural resources of the Earth, upon which the race depends for food, clothing and shelter, should be owned collectively by the race instead of being the private property of a few social parasites.
Whatever you may think of the proposed mosque and community center, lost in the heat of the debate has been a basic question: Should government attempt to deny private citizens the right to build a house of worship on private property based on their particular religion?
The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property.
If history could teach us anything, it would be that private property is inextricably linked with civilization.
Ludwig von Mises
As soon as the land of any country has all become private property, the landlords, like all other men, love to reap where they never sowed, and demand a rent even for its natural produce.
People can have a long-term life plan only if they know their private property is secure.
I am accordingly ready; I have pressed as many Cabinet papers into trunks as to fill one carriage; our private property must be sacrificed, as it is impossible to procure wagons for its transportation.
One would expect that private property taken by eminent domain would become land available for public use such as parks and roads. Unfortunately, this decision creates a loophole for government to manipulate the definition of public use simply to generate greater tax revenue.
Private property began the instant somebody had a mind of his own.
e. e. cummings
Indeed, our particular concept of private property, which deters us from exhausting the positive resources of the earth, favors pollution.
In an approximate way, the logic of commons has been understood for a long time, perhaps since the discovery of agriculture or the invention of private property in real estate.
Private property was the original source of freedom. It still is its main ballpark.
Our private property must be sacrificed.
Unionization, as opposed to communism, presupposes the relation of employment; it is based upon the wage system and it recognizes fully and unreservedly the institution of private property and the right to investment profit.
John L. Lewis
In the end, it is because the media are driven by the power and wealth of private individuals that they turn private lives into public spectacles. If every private life is now potentially public property, it is because private property has undermined public responsibility.
We do not deride the fears of prospering white America. A nation of violence and private property has every reason to dread the violated and the deprived.
Protection of private property is a fundamental right protected in a strong democracy.
He has called for a repeal of the Fifth Amendment as it affects the right of private property.
Dixie Lee Ray
There is a deliberate and quite outspoken attack on the whole idea of people owning private property.
Dixie Lee Ray
The dream of socialists, the Maximum Programme, has always been to eliminate the private property, the family and the nation state. With the private property they have not succeeded, but they continue on the path of destruction of the family and the nation.
So great moreover is the regard of the law for private property, that it will not authorize the least violation of it; no, not even for the general good of the whole community.
In a polling conducted by the Wall Street Journal, 11 out of 12 Americans said they oppose the taking of private property, even if it is for public economic good.
Last Thursday, our Supreme Court backed that local governments can co-opt private property, and give it to another private entity, for economic development.
The Bolsheviks started not just on the killing of private property; they were trying to abolish money itself.
What I argue for is a progressive tax, a global tax, based on the taxation of private property.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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