"You have to ask yourself, 'Who owns me? Do I own myself or am I just another piece of government property?' "
Neal Boortz
(1945- ) Radio talk show host, columnist
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Human ownership, is an onerous subject at best. My personal belief is "I am" (I am an heir to the King of the Universe), not relating to any ownership assignment (to or from an alter ego, straw-man or otherwise) I do understand the legal argument and philosophical posture of owning oneself (there denying any possibility of third party ownership, including government). Ownership of the being man (as just another piece of government property) is evidenced by enforcement of compelled compliance, licensing, victimless crimes, larceny (income, property, life / insurance taxes) and non-recognition of inalienable rights. Welcome to the occupying statist theocracy of slaves and masters infesting this land (Amerika).
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
    "You have to ask yourself, 'Who owns me?"

    NO, you don't.
     -- anonymous     
    anonymous, OK, I like it, (-; a little comic relief ;-)
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
    When you get your birth certificate you automatically become the property of the state.... Birth relates to maritime law which is still used to this day...
     -- Robert, St. Emilion, France     
    The oldest traded commodity, Slaves. That is what makes Eleutheria Liberty so special , manumission from slavery, We are purchased and owned by God. In God we trust. They may track me but they do not own me." Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery ? Forbid it Almighty God ! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death ! "
     -- Ron w13, Or     
    In this day of Obama and Marxist, that is a good question.
     -- Robert, Neboville TN     
    Ron, fyi, I understand the Greek ‘katallage’ {kat-al-lag-ay'} and the association with the Book of Ruth’s Kinsman-Redeemer - I am at law purchased and in that debt. My reference was purely a carnal reference.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    What need of ownership when you can control? If the legislature can vote away your money and property, who really owns it? Until you assert your rights, today, you are assumed to be a ward of the state holding mere title to property.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
     -- jim k, Austin      
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