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Liberty Quotation of the Day: Timothy Sandefur on Life, Liberty, and Property

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Sandefur croppedSandefur“Life, liberty, and property are essentially the same idea seen from three different time perspectives: the present tense of self-ownership is the right to life; the future tense is the right to liberty, the right to act in the future; and the past tense of self-ownership is the right to property, the right to keep the fruits of our self-investment.”

Timothy Sandefur, Cornerstone of Liberty: The Place of Property Rights in the American Constitution [2006]