How Government Became the Chief Violator of Property Rights

How Government Became the Chief Violator of Property Rights By Lawrence J. McQuillan Governmental violations of personal property rights drive much of the resentment, anger, and division we witness in America today. In 1925, President Calvin Coolidge famously said that the “chief business of the American people is business.” Today, however, this could be reworded as “the business of the American people is redistribution.” And government redistribution of income and wealth—violations of personal property rights—is tearing apart the social fabric of the country. The Tipping Point Today more than half…

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