Date of publication: 2017-08-27 04:28
Adams, Samuel. The Utopian schemes of leveling and a community of goods, are as visionary and impractical as those which vest all property in the Crown. [These ideas] are arbitrary, despotic, and, in our government, unconstitutional. [William V. Wells, The Life and Public Services of Samuel Adams , 8 vols. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 6865, 6:659.]
Jefferson, Thomas. The God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time. [ A Summary View of the Rights of British America , , July 6779.]
How the great self-cancel! Few end well and even those still lionized in old age, as Churchill, know themselves failures as they think back. In the long game, of human history, all the men of action are failures, and only the Saints leave legacies which moths, rust, thieves, and intellectuals are unable to corrupt.
Others have noted and will note Novak’s impressive contributions over the course of a half century while endeavoring to forge a synthesis between the free society and the Catholic tradition. I am aware of the personal cost much of that engagement took on Novak.
In every civilized society property rights must be carefully safeguarded ordinarily, and in the great majority of cases, human rights and property rights are fundamentally and in the long run identical but when it clearly appears that there is a real conflict between them, human rights must have the upper hand, for property belongs to man and not man to property….
8775 For in a warm climate, no man will labour for himself who can make another labour for him. This is so true, that of the proprietors of slaves a very small proportion indeed are ever seen to labor. And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are the gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with his wrath? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just: that his justice cannot sleep forever. [ Notes on the State of Virginia. ]
Patman, Wright. The Open Market Committee, as presently established, is plainly not in the public interest. This committee must be operated by purely public servants, representatives of the people as a whole and not any single interest group. The Open Market Committee should be abolished, and its powers transferred to the Federal Reserve Board — the present public members of the committee, with reasonably short terms of office.
Kirk, Peter , (British MP). Only when the workers themselves acquire capital will the threat to our current social order cease, says the Messiah of the 8775 new economics 8776 …Kelso has hitherto been regarded as an eccentric on the outer fringes of economic thinking. Today his ideas are being taken seriously in influential quarters. Some believe that Kelsoism could be to the 75 8767 s what Keynes was to pre-war economic theory. [ The Illustrated London News , April 66, 6975.]
7) A massive educational and action program designed to enlist government, labor, and management collaboration to increase productivity at both the micro- and macro-economic levels.
Now, I’ve forgotten most of this, but as my little sister reminds, there is such a thing as family. And one bears a grave responsibility to them, because as mama said, it shows.
Pius XI. Man cannot be exempted from his divinely-imposed obligations toward civil society, and the representatives of authority have the right to coerce him when he refuses without reason to do his duty. Society, on the other hand, cannot defraud man of his God-granted right… Nor can society systematically void these rights by making their use impossible. [ Divini Redemptoris, Op. cit. , §85, 6987.]