The true foundation of republican government is the equal right of every citizen in his person and property and in their management."
In other words, one of the foundational truths of our democracy is that of private property rights and the right of the owner to possess, use and dispose of that property without coercion from government.
Contrast that with this:
- "We are going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good."
- "We can’t just let business as usual go on, and that means something has to be taken away from some people."
- "What I want to do is take those profits and apply them to alternative energy."
Hillary, you are no Thomas Jefferson….