Thursday, May 26, 2011
The earth [is] the common property of the human race but the landed property has dispossessed more than half the inhabitants of every nation of their natural inheritance and thereby created a species of poverty and wretchedness that did not exist before . . . I am pleading for a revolution in the system of government revolutions [of] justice [for] the persons thus dispossessed"
Thomas Paine, American Patriot (1796)