Ownership: the state, relation, or fact of being an owner. Is this the definition your using?
Property: 2a: something owned or possessed.
Last edited by LibertyBurns; 06-18-12 at 03:30 PM.
Section 1. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.
Section 2. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
If labor has value, which it does, then it can be treated as property and used as trade. That is why slavery existed and why we fought a Civil War. Now, no one can own you or your labor, except you. No one can force you to work or work without compensation. You are free to use or sell your own labor to create value for yourself and/or others. Thats all it is.
Of course... and that means that self-ownership is not an absolute, but a conditional state subject to modification. All too often the self-ownership concept is presented as an absolute, when it obviously isn't. There are caveats, addendums, and quid-pro-quos.... two of which are law and taxes btw...
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