Five Solas Ministry


Rushdoony, Politics of Guilt and Pity, p.164

Rousas John Rushdoony, Politics of Guilt and Pity, Vallecito, California: Ross House Books, 1995, p.164

"When Theodore Roosevelt, speaking at the Sorbonne on April 23, 1910 separated the concept of human rights from property rights, he brought to public attention an approach which was clearly alien to the American system. “Liberty and Property” was a battle-cry of resistance to Parliament’s encroachment in the events leading to the War of Independence. The belief that “a man’s house is his castle” rested on the assumption that liberty and property not only go hand in hand but are inseparable. The increasing separation of property from liberty, and the idea that “human rights” can exist to the detriment of or in opposition to property rights, clearly means the end of the historic American system, if it be continued. To understand the relationship of liberty and property, it is necessary to survey real property in American history."