"The diversity in the faculties of men from which the rights of property originate, is not less an insuperable obstacle to a uniformity of interests. The protection of these faculties is the first object of government."
James Madison
(1751-1836), Father of the Constitution for the USA, 4th US President
Federalist No. 10, November 23, 1787
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With me, the term or concept of "government" resonates more a despotic overlord than a body politic of servants. A body politic of servants that functions to administer the best means possible of protecting and enhancing the ability to expand all individual inalienable rights is the first and only object of said organization(s). Property right(s) is one of those diversity in the faculties of men that is an insuperable object to a uniformity of interests. Because the occupying statist theocracy infesting this land does not recognize private ownership - perfected allodium (title being a nomenclature of privilege), the right spoken of here by Madison is a lost concept to said theocracy's helots, serfs, slaves, and otherwise patrons.
 -- Mike, NORWALK     
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    In other words, we all have different abilities, resulting in various forms and levels of property. We are essentially 'unequal' in that regard. Adams' states that the protection of this 'diversity' is essential. Note that 'equality' is merely in reference to one's rights, which were defined as those possessed at birth, foremost life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. ;-)
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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