The Declaration of Independence, in part, starts off with “Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.” The word happiness was swapped in for “property” at the last minute because it “flowed better.” The NH State Constitution is much clearer on the point.
[Art.] 2. [Natural Rights.] All men have certain natural, essential, and inherent rights among which are, the enjoying and defending life and liberty; acquiring, possessing, and protecting, property; and, in a word, of seeking and obtaining happiness. Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by this state on account of race, creed, color, sex or national origin.
Without the Right to Private Property, Freedom fails.
If someone can take your stuff, why bother to strive to earn it? Or, from the flip side, our Constitution clearly states that we are allowed to PROTECT that property and the means by which that is done is assumed to be personal (as Rights belong to individuals and not to groups or Government).
In this video college students no longer cherish the Right to Private Property. It is a clear indication of the pernicious destruction that the Left’s insistence on relative moralism has had on our nation’s youth – I also blame it on the rise of secularism (and, part of the Left’s own “theology”).
For them looting is fine, assuming it’s not their stuff, I’d imagine.
(H/T: The Blaze)
And a couple more links to consider: