"It is sufficiently obvious, that persons and property are the two great subjects on which Governments are to act; and that the rights of persons, and the rights of property, are the objects, for the protection of which Government was instituted. These rights cannot well be separated."
by:
James Madison
(1751-1836), Father of the Constitution for the USA, 4th US President
Source:
Speech at the Virginia Convention, December 2, 1829
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Absolutely. This is the basis of the American republican form of government. It may be sufficiently obvious, but the assault on the rights of persons and property has been incessant.
 -- E Archer, NYC     
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     -- jim k, Austin      
     -- Ronw13, OR      
    A signal, what ought to be universally understood, self evident Truth of the nation's founding.
     -- Patrick Henry, Red Hill     
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    True, all western govts were invented to protect property, it was the market who wrote the original laws of equality based on monetary values.
     -- Don Lee, Reno     
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