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Conscience is the Most Sacred of all Property
March 11, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT$10
A Lessons in Liberty Presentation
The principle of Conscience is the Most Sacred of all Property, presented by Gary Porter, is part four of a seven part series on the Seven Principles of Liberty.
Life and liberty are secure only as the right of private ownership of property is strictly protected. Both internal (conscience) and external (land, etc.) property must be protected from perpetual assault.
Ownership of private property is essential to a strong nation. Internal property is the most important property, and our liberty of conscience must be protected. The primary function of civil government is the protection of internal and external property.
James Madison fought his entire life for the Right of Conscience to be properly protected, and in his 1792 essay entitled, simply, Property, he argued that our natural rights are our property, every bit as much as are a home or a car. A government that protects your right of conscience will likely also protect your other forms of property. Conversely, where your external, tangible property is not secure, your internal property (your rights) are likely also at risk.
Karl Marx asserted that “private property should be abolished.” While world communism was a spectacular failure, its “softer” twin, socialism, continues to hold sway with many Americans. Your physical property is today imperiled by those who would propose to redistribute it to those “less fortunate,” and your internal property – your right of conscience – is equally imperiled today in the name of “political correctness” and “anti-discrimination.”
Gary Porter is Executive Director of the Constitution Leadership Initiative, a program to promote a better understanding of the U.S. Constitution among the American people. Gary also serves as a volunteer docent at The Foundation for American Christian Education.
A charge of $10 (individual or family) includes the live presentation, video-recorded session, and handouts.