Property and the Threats Against It

By R. J. Rushdoony, P. Andrew Sandlin, Mark Rushdoony, Douglas Murray
March 03, 1995


One of the things that is most important in understanding the meaning of property is to recognize that over the centuries going back to pre Christian times, property has meant power. Power in any society over most of history has been land based. We should know that as Americans because a key legal decision in the colonial era formulated that premise for us. James Otis as judge said, “A man’s house is his castle.”